Patients from coronary care units should be given their electrocardiograms and carry them at all times

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7096.1764b (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1764
  1. Sandeep Varma, Senior house officer in general medicinea,
  2. G Adrian Large, Senior house officer in general medicinea
  1. a Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan CP31 1RQ

    Editor—Our experience with patients admitted with acute chest pain leads us to propose that coronary care units should issue each patient with their electrocardiogram before discharge.

    Commonly, patients given thrombolysis are given a thrombolysis card to carry. Possession of an electrocardiogram recorded on the last day of the most recent admission …

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