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2022 Dec 23

Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med



Prehospital misdiagnosis of acute cerebral disease for acute coronary syndrome: a retrospective study.


Grabert J, Heister U, Mayr A, Kirfel A, Staerk C, Fleckenstein T, Velten M
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2022 Dec 23; 30(1):75.
PMID: 36564814.


In cerebrovascular accidents symptoms, laboratory results and electrocardiogram (ECG) changes can mimic acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is subsumed as neurogenic stunned myocardium. So far, data regarding the frequency of cerebrovascular accidents misdiagnosed for ACS in a prehospital setting are missing. This study aims to quantify misdiagnoses and discover discriminating features.