Research Article

Study of the management of suspected cardiac infarction by British immediate care doctors.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.282.6277.1677 (Published 23 May 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;282:1677
  1. D C Rawlins

    Abstract

    A study of the management by immediate care general practitioners of 511 patients suspected of suffering from acute myocardial infarction showed that the median time of arrival after the onset of chest pains was 60.2 minutes. One hundred and eleven patients died of cardiac infarction within 48 hours of the onset of chest pain; 23 died in the presence of the general practitioner.