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Women’s Decision Making Patterns During Heart Attack Symptoms

Reluctance to call 911 was a major theme in many stories regardless of the patterns of decision making. Educating women and their physicians about interpreting the symptoms of myocardial infarction remains a significant obstacle in reducing decision time. Highlights Understanding Treatment-Seeking Delay in Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Descriptions of Decision-Making Patterns In this qualitative study, 52 women were asked in semi-structured interviews to describe the symptoms and related thoughts, decisions, and actions from the onset of symptoms of myocardial…

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