"Father's heart attack missed at Bolton A&E"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as a relative),

My father was rushed to A&E. He has a pacemaker and was complaining of severe chest pain and pain in left arm. He was sent home with a pulled muscle.

Again the next day he was admitted, we decided that we would insist that his heart be checked, lucky for us, they found out after a special blood test that my father suffered a heart attack. If we did not insist my father could have died, we made a complaint immediately and they found flaws in the A&E system.

If you have any pain in your chest and also going down your arm, don't let them fob you off with something else, even an ECG cannot detect if you have had a heart attack. Insist on the special heart blood test.

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