Person—acute coronary syndrome symptoms onset time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Time of onset of acute coronary syndrome symptoms
METeOR identifier:321211
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:The time at which a person experienced acute coronary syndrome symptoms that prompted a person to seek medical attention, either at the hospital or from a general practitioner.
Data Element Concept:Person—acute coronary syndrome symptoms onset time

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Time
Data type:Date/Time
Format:hhmm
Maximum character length:4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:ISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Acute coronary syndrome symptoms may include:

  • tightness, pressure, heaviness, fullness or squeezing in the chest which may spread to the neck and throat, jaw, shoulders, the back, upper abdomen, either or both arms and even into the wrists and hands
  • dyspnoea, nausea/vomiting, cold sweat or syncope.

Seeking medical attention could include the person presenting to their GP who then refers them to hospital or the person presenting directly to hospital (via ambulance or own form of transport).

If the person is already a patient at the hospital for another reason then the time recorded would be when they advised hospital staff of their symptoms.

Collection methods:Record the time of onset of the most significant acute coronary syndrome symptom/s that prompted the person to seek medical attention (from the person's perspective).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Person—acute coronary syndrome symptoms onset date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/10/2008

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +