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Risk Factor Control at Time of AMI

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Patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to have suboptimal control of heart attack risk factors. Study investigators found the following among patients presenting with AMI:

Risk Factor Control Goal Patients Meeting the Goal
LDL cholesterol 66.3%
Non-HDL cholesterol 66.8%
Non-smoking 63.7%
Taking aspirin following prior cardiovascular disease 65.1%
Statin use among stain-eligible patients 61.1%

Source: American Heart Journal, July 2015.

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