The right place at the right timeBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1307 (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1307
- John D Cowan, general practitioner
- Harefield, Middlesex
On 25 November 1999 I was chairing a GP study day in cardiology at Harefield Heart Hospital. The first lecture was on chest pain. As this was being delivered I developed a severe “indigestion” pain which intensified. During the second lecture, given by a gastroenterologist, I had to leave the room. I met a very helpful drug representative who gave me paracetamol and milk but without benefit. She called one of the cardiologists who walked me across the road for an electrocardiogram.
I was …