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Developing a chest pain team to fast track AMI patients.

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 34Phil Hill, BSc, RN, Dip Management, is emergency unit practitioner, medical emergency admissions unit, Llandough Hospital, Penarth.Although the UK death rate from coronary heart disease (CHD) is falling, 270,000 AMIs occur each year and CHD is the most common cause of death in the UK (Webb et al, 1999; NAW, 2002). In some parts of Wales, the death rate from AMIs is the highest in western Europe.

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