Long-Term Survival and Recurrence After Acute Myocardial Infarction in England, 2004 to 2010
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 08/03/2012
Smolina K et al. – Survivors of both first and recurrent acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remained at a significantly higher risk of death compared with the general population for at least 7 years after the event. For survivors of first AMI, the influence of predisposing factors for second AMI lessened with time after the initial event. The results reinforce the importance of acute clinical care and secondary prevention in improving long–term prognosis of hospitalized AMI patients.