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 GoalPatients Meeting the Goal
LDL cholesterol66.3%
Non-HDL cholesterol66.8%
Non-smoking63.7%
Taking aspirin following prior cardiovascular disease65.1%
Statin use among stain-eligible patients61.1%

Source: American Heart Journal, July 2015.