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Early warning signs of MI are missed in one in eight admissions, study suggests

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1105 (Published 02 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1105
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Early warning signs may have been missed in 12% of patients admitted to hospital who subsequently died of a myocardial infarction (MI), a UK study has found.1

Acute MI is a leading cause of hospital admission, and rapid diagnosis and treatment have improved survival in recent years. But growing evidence shows that patients who have an MI after being admitted for another reason have less streamlined care and worse mortality than those admitted with a primary MI …

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