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Investigation of paramedics' compliance with clinical practice guidelines for the management of chest pain
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    Pre-hospital assessment and management of chest pain needs improving
    • Abhishek Chauhan, Senior House Officer in Cardiology
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      • Jamal N Khan, Jawad M Khan and Chetan Varma

    We read with interest the article by Figgis et al highlighting the need for improvement in the pre-hospital management of chest pain. It is concerning that only 20% of patients had a 12-lead ECG and that 64% of paramedics surveyed felt that they had received insufficient training on ECG interpretation [1].

    Of particular concern is the inability of paramedics to identify ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

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