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Patients' understanding of their heart attack and the impact of exposure to a media campaign on pre-hospital time

Tummala, Shrikar R.; Farshid, Ahmad


BACKGROUND: Patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a limited understanding of AMI symptoms and risk factors. This can lead to delays in the recognition of an AMI and hospital presentation. We aimed to assess patients' understanding of their AMI symptoms and risk factors and also assess the impact of exposure to a media campaign on their pre-hospital time. METHODS: We surveyed 100 AMI patients admitted to the Canberra Hospital. We asked them about their AMI symptoms and risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.07.063


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