Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: While the article by Dr Panju and
colleagues1 on diagnosing myocardial infarction (MI) was
excellent, patients with cardiac conditions should be reminded to carry
a copy of their electrocardiogram (ECG). In our splintered current
health care system, this step would save much time and effort and
permit appropriate therapy to be instituted more quickly.
Kao NL. Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction: Should Patients Carry a Copy of Their ECG?. JAMA. 1999;281(8):705. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-8-jbk0224