Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
August 2012, Volume 27 Number 4 , p 334 - 344
Conclusions:Definitions of MI and the educational information provided to the public need to be reviewed. Slow-onset MI and fast-onset MI provide plausible definition alternatives and, possibly, a more authentic version of real MI events than what is currently used. They also provide a unique “delay” perspective, which may inform future educational initiatives targeted at decision delay reduction.