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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 April; 27(177): 221–225.
PMCID: PMC2157977

Patients' knowledge of heart disease in general practice


Interviews with 400 consecutive patients attending a general practice sought their knowledge of the signs and symptoms of an acute heart attack, what action they would take for such an event, and their understanding of the predisposing factors contributing to heart disease. The survey revealed poor recognition of the relevant signs and symptoms of an acute heart attack and lack of knowledge of some of the main predisposing factors associated with heart disease.

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