Was That a Heart Attack?

Sometimes symptoms are so subtle that patients get sent home untreated. Help your doctors get to the root cause with proper communication.

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Up to four percent of patients who arrive in the emergency room with heart attack symptoms are mistakenly sent home with an undiagnosed acute heart attack, according to an article published in a recent issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. The article demonstrates how blood tests interpreted as "normal" and inconclusive readings from an electrocardiogram (EKG) can lead to failure to diagnose a heart attack.
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