Less 40% Of People Seek Medical Attention Within One Hour Of Heart Attack

A local cardiologist says people often dismiss the symptoms.

People naturally dismiss symptoms of a heart attack. 

That's according to cardiologist Dr. John Barton, who believes an educational campaign could help the public recognise the wide range of signs associated with a cardiac arrest. 

Less than two in five people seek medical attention within 60 minutes.

The Portiuncula hospital consultant says patients often mistake it for indigestion:

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