Falling ill can be a trying experience. Besides feeling sick or being in pain, individuals can suffer from tremendous stress when they do not know what is causing their condition. For this reason, doctors and nurses are trained to accurately diagnose patients' illnesses and treat them accordingly. While this may seem like a simple, everyday medical task, a diagnosis can often go wrong. When there is a failure to diagnose a condition, a patient can face an even worse situation, which could potential lead to permanent injury or death. The seriousness of misdiagnosis should concern Miami residents, and they may want to consider a recently published medical study regarding failure to detect heart disease.