General practitioner's knowledge regarding the diagnosis and drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction

Zaman Shah, Munsif Ali, Islam Hussain, Saadia Zohra Farooqui, Anita Naushir Akbar Ali, Ailia Welayat Ali, Fazal Manzoor Arain, Salman Saleem Allana, Shadmeen Rafique Aarabi, Salman Fasih Khan, Mansoor Arif, Saad Siddique, Majid Shafiq, Amyn B. Lakhani

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Objective: To assess the general practitioners (GP) knowledge regarding the diagnosis and initial drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted in randomly selected GPs of Karachi. Doctors working in community as GPs who were registered medical practitioners having a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree were included in the study. Doctors working at tertiary care facilities or having a post graduate degree or post graduate training in a specialty other than family medicine were excluded from the study. Results: A total of 186 GPs participated in our study. GPs who studied research journals were 2.33 times more likely to investigate serum cardiac troponins levels for the diagnosis of AMI compared to those who did not study research journals (P = 0.02). Twenty six percent of the GPs said that they would refer a patient with suspected AMI without treatment, while 76% said that they would consider some treatment prior to referral. Fifty eight percent of the GPs identified ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume59
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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General Practitioners
Myocardial Infarction
Drug Therapy
Medicine
Troponin
Tertiary Healthcare
Research
Referral and Consultation
Therapeutics
Serum
Surveys and Questionnaires
ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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Shah, Z., Ali, M., Hussain, I., Farooqui, S. Z., Ali, A. N. A., Ali, A. W., ... Lakhani, A. B. (2009). General practitioner's knowledge regarding the diagnosis and drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 59(2), 118-122.

General practitioner's knowledge regarding the diagnosis and drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction. / Shah, Zaman; Ali, Munsif; Hussain, Islam; Farooqui, Saadia Zohra; Ali, Anita Naushir Akbar; Ali, Ailia Welayat; Arain, Fazal Manzoor; Allana, Salman Saleem; Aarabi, Shadmeen Rafique; Khan, Salman Fasih; Arif, Mansoor; Siddique, Saad; Shafiq, Majid; Lakhani, Amyn B.

In: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Vol. 59, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 118-122.

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Shah, Z, Ali, M, Hussain, I, Farooqui, SZ, Ali, ANA, Ali, AW, Arain, FM, Allana, SS, Aarabi, SR, Khan, SF, Arif, M, Siddique, S, Shafiq, M & Lakhani, AB 2009, 'General practitioner's knowledge regarding the diagnosis and drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction', Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 118-122.
Shah, Zaman ; Ali, Munsif ; Hussain, Islam ; Farooqui, Saadia Zohra ; Ali, Anita Naushir Akbar ; Ali, Ailia Welayat ; Arain, Fazal Manzoor ; Allana, Salman Saleem ; Aarabi, Shadmeen Rafique ; Khan, Salman Fasih ; Arif, Mansoor ; Siddique, Saad ; Shafiq, Majid ; Lakhani, Amyn B. / General practitioner's knowledge regarding the diagnosis and drug therapy for acute myocardial infarction. In: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2009 ; Vol. 59, No. 2. pp. 118-122.
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