Medicare beneficiaries with coronary heart disease (CHD) who experience acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as a complication of hospitalization appear to be less likely to fill statin prescriptions after discharge when compared with those who have other CHD events. Researchers found that 72% of those with AMI as a secondary discharge diagnosis were using statins after discharge, compared with a rate of 84% among those with a primary diagnosis of AMI.

Source: Journal of the American Heart Association, February 9, 2015 (online).