Via The Irish Times:
Calling for help immediately when symptoms of a heart attack begin results in faster treatment and improved outcomes, according to a new report.
Only 37 per cent of patients suffering a major heart attack – known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction or Stemi – sought medical help within 60 minutes of onset of their symptoms, according to the audit of services by the National Office of Clinical Audit (Noca).
Ringing 112 or 999 as soon as anyone experiences the symptoms of a heart attack ensures the ambulance crew can diagnose a serious heart attack and transfer the person to the appropriate specialised treatment centre.
Call for help as soon as heart attack symptoms begin, report advises (Paul Cullen, Irish Times)
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