Vasodilator therapy following myocardial infarction
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Interpretation of symptoms as a cause of delays in patients with acute myocardial infarction, Istanbul, Turkey Koc, Sema; Durna, Zehra; Akin, Semiha (2017-04)This cross-sectional study aimed to assess interpretation of symptoms as a cause of delays in patients with acute myocardial infarction [AMI]. It was conducted at a university hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. The sample included 93 patients: 73 male, mean age 57.89 [12.13] years. Prehospital delay time ranged from 15 minutes to 10 days, with a median of 2 hours [interquartile range: 9.50]. Patients waited for pain to go away [48.4%] and tried to calm down [39.8%]. Most patients attributed AMI-related symptoms to a reason other than heart disease. ...