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Atypical Symptoms, Atypical Patients: Both Increase the Odds of Missed STEMI

  • March 1, 2019

This ED Legal Letter article highlights a case from the CRICO Strategies database that demonstrates the importance of avoiding “locking in” on a particular diagnosis before the evaluation is complete.


Carla M. Ford, MD, a physician consultant at CRICO, shares a story to demonstrate how older heart patients can sometimes present with atypical symptoms, which may be misdiagnosed by physicians. “The patient’s cardiac risk factors and previous ECGs showing evidence of myocardial damage became issues in the malpractice lawsuit. So did the patient’s pain level, which was out of proportion to the physical findings,” said Dr. Ford.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Atypical symptoms, atypical patients: Both increase the odds of missed STEMI. ED Legal Letter. March 1, 2019.

 

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