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This content is definitely republished with kind permission from our close friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You will see the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Record, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free services of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.The BHF says this attitude can be costing a large number of lives as prompt treatment significantly improves greatly the probability of surviving a cardiac arrest and anyone with chest discomfort should call the crisis services immediately. It seems that while most people assume that the pain from a heart attack is intense, the 1st symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion and ignored. Because of the survey the BHF have released a ‘Doubt Kills’ campaign, urging people never to delay in contacting 999 if they are experiencing chest discomfort. Medical director of the BHF, Peter Weissberg, says the statistics have become worrying and, miracles if British reserve and stoicism take into account the reluctance to call 999 actually in the most significant of emergencies. Weissberg says every second counts during a coronary attack, and the quicker you contact 999 the greater the opportunity of survival.