Presenting complaint among patients with myocardial infarction who present to an urban, public hospital emergency department.

STUDY OBJECTIVE We determine the frequency of patients presenting without a primary complaint of chest pain who are admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and identify factors associated with an increased risk of a presentation without chest pain. METHODS This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study over a 5-year period (July 1, 1993, to June… CONTINUE READING