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Reasons a Patient May Delay Seeking Care for a Heart Attack

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Finnegan et al evaluated patients after a heart attack to identify reasons why they delayed seeking care. This can help identify ways of educating patients so they seek care sooner. The authors are from the Universities of Minnesota, Washington, Massachusetts, Harvard, Texas at Houston and Alabama.

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