Risk Factor Control at Time of AMI


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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