Why is myocardial infarction misdiagnosed more often in younger patients?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Younger patients are overly represented in cases of missed MI. Most likely this is because of the inherent bias that MI is a disease of middle-aged and older individuals. Each patient with chest symptoms should be approached as an individual who could have the disease.


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