Women's delay in seeking treatment with myocardial infarction: a meta-synthesis.

@article{Lefler2004WomensDI,
  title={Women's delay in seeking treatment with myocardial infarction: a meta-synthesis.},
  author={Leanne L Lefler and Kathleen N Bondy},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={251-68}
}
Women, especially those older than 65 years, delay longer than do men before seeking medical treatment for symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The majority of delay time results from the patient's lengthy decision-making processes after symptoms begin and before seeking medical treatment. Effective treatment is time dependent as mortality and morbidity rise with each hour of delay. Therefore, the purpose of this research was 2-fold: (1) to synthesize reported research findings… CONTINUE READING