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Waiting longer from symptom onset to arrival at the emergency department for people with an acute myocardial infarction is associated with higher morbidity and mortality.

Comment: This research found that the factors associated with a longer symptom-to-ER time included: a) older age, b) diabetes mellitus, and c) presenting symptoms of back and epigastric pain. This study was done in Singapore, and an additional associated factor related to a prolonged symptom-to-ER time was Malay ethnicity.

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