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Pre-hospital attitudes adopted by patients faced with the symptoms of acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  22030571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case series aimed to evaluate the behavior adopted by patients during the pre-hospital phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A total of 115 AMI sufferers with ST-segment elevation were evaluated. The chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were applied. The individuals that did not associate the symptoms with cardiovascular disease most often attributed them to the following sources: gastrointestinal (38%), musculoskeletal (29.7%), food and/or medication poisoning (8.5%) and arising from the respiratory apparatus (6.3%). The proportion of major outcomes and of patients that arrived in the emergency department after 12 hours was higher among women, individuals with monthly income of up to one minimum wage, those who used analgesics and did not associate the symptoms with cardiovascular disease. It was found that individuals in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, who interpreted the symptoms incorrectly, arrived later at the emergency department and had worse intra-hospital outcomes.
Viviane de Araújo Gouveia; Edgar Guimarães Victor; Sandro Gonçalves de Lima
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1518-8345     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  2012-03-09     Revised Date:  2014-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng; por; spa     Pagination:  1080-7     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Emergency Medical Services
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / psychology*

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