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Studies have found that almost 3% of people suffering from chest pain are sent home undiagnosed only to suffer a heart attack within one month. These people usually have a history of heart disease, high cholesterol or diabetes. Doctors need to take greater care in diagnosing patients who present with chest pains.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WIS TV
About: Emergency room doctors need to take greater care when diagnosing patients with chest pain
Date: 4 November 2004
Source: WIS TV
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