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Attaining LDL Cholesterol Goals After AMI

One-third of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and baseline hyperlipidemia do not appear to reach an LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) goal of less than 100 mg/dL after 6 months, according to American research. Patients who...

Post-Discharge Mortality Trends After Initial AMI

Researchers in Massachusetts suggest that certain factors can be used to identify patients with initial acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs) who are at increased risk for post-discharge mortality. They note that increased...

COPD in Patients Hospitalized With AMI

The gap in medical care between patients with and without COPD who are hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to have narrowed substantially between 1997 and 2007, according to Massachusetts researchers....

Type of Atrial Fibrillation Matters in Post-AMI Treatment

Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to be the only form of AF that independently predicts death among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are treated invasively. When compared with a control group, more...



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