Public knowledge of heart attack symptoms in Beijing residents.

  title={Public knowledge of heart attack symptoms in Beijing residents.},
  author={Qing-Tan Zhang and Da-yi Hu and Jin-gang Yang and Shou-yan Zhang and Xin-quan Zhang and Shu-shan Liu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  volume={120 18},
BACKGROUND Definitive treatment for heart attack is early reperfusion with either angioplasty or thrombolytic therapy, and the benefit is strictly time-dependent. Patient outcomes are improved with either therapy when initiated as soon as possible. Recognition of heart attack symptoms is logically tied to taking action to receive prompt emergency care. Inadequate knowledge of heart attack symptoms may prolong delay. The purpose of this study was to document knowledge about heart attack symptoms… CONTINUE READING


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