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Symptom expectations and delay in acute myocardial infarction patients
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    Take the "pain" out? Cardiac event symptoms

    Dear Editor,

    Re: Perry et al: Congratulations on your study. I have 20 years experience interviewing and assessing cardiac patients post AMI / PTCA and post CAGS and for a few years now have included a brief question at the cardiac rehabilitation entry assessment on the 'description' of the symptoms that caused the person to seek medical attention in the first instance.

    While many experience 'typical text book...

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