Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'
Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack - with women having a far higher chance of being affected, a study suggests. University of Leeds research examined NHS data on about 600,000 heart attack cases over a period of nine years. Women were 50% more likely than men to have an initial diagnosis different from their final diagnosis, it said. NHS England said it was working to improve the diagnosis of heart