Hertz JT, Sakita FM, Kweka GL, Limkakeng AT, Galson SW, Ye JJ, Tarimo TG, Temu G, Thielman NM, Bettger JP, Bartlett JA, Mmbaga BT, Bloomfield GS. Acute myocardial infarction under-diagnosis and mortality in a Tanzanian emergency department: A prospective observational study. American heart journal. 2020 Jun 5;226(226). 214-221. PMID: 32619815 [PubMed]
Growing evidence suggests that under-diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may be common in sub-Saharan Africa. Prospective studies of routine AMI screening among patients presenting to emergency departments in sub-Saharan Africa are lacking. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of AMI among patients in a Tanzanian emergency department.