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Misdiagnosed heart attack leads to young man's death.

A patient's heart attack was misdiagnosed as a pulled chest muscle. The three paramedics are now facing a disciplinary hearing. The man was only 37 and was made to walk to the ambulance in severe pain and the ambulance drove to hospital at normal speed. The man suffered another attack at the hospital but was unable to be revived.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Telegraph

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About: Misdiagnosed heart attack leads to young man's death.

Date: 8 June 2004

Source: The Telegraph

Author: Celia Hall


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