Uncertainty about Symptoms

In addition, REACT focus group patients reported feeling uncertain about what the symptoms meant when they experienced them. Heart attack patients described a gradual process of symptom development, self-evaluation and self-treatment, and reevaluation and reappraisal over several hours. While they realized something was wrong, they reported taking a "wait and see" approach to the initial symptoms, hoping they would decline or cease. Elderly patients in particular often attributed the symptoms to other chronic conditions (53).

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