Public recognition of major signs and symptoms of heart attack: seventeen states and the US Virgin Islands, 2001.

@article{Greenlund2004PublicRO,
  title={Public recognition of major signs and symptoms of heart attack: seventeen states and the US Virgin Islands, 2001.},
  author={Kurt J. Greenlund and Nora L. Keenan and Wayne H. Giles and Zhi Jie Zheng and Linda J. Neff and Janet B. Croft and George A. Mensah},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={1010-6}
}
BACKGROUND Timely access to emergency cardiac care and survival is partly dependent on early recognition of heart attack symptoms and immediate action by calling emergency services. We assessed public recognition of major heart attack symptoms and knowledge to call 9-1-1 for an acute event. METHODS Data are from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a state-based telephone survey. Participants (n = 61,018) in 17 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands indicated whether the following… CONTINUE READING
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