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Title: Challenges in secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction: A call for action
Authors: Piepoli, Massimo F.
Corra, Ugo
Dendale, Paul
Frederix, Ines
Prescott, Eva
Schmid, Jean Paul
Cupples, Margaret
Deaton, Christi
Doherty, Patrick
Giannuzzi, Pantaleo
Graham, Ian
Hansen, Tina Birgitte
Jennings, Catriona
Landmesser, Ulf
Marques-Vidal, Pedro
Vrints, Christiaan
Walker, David
Bueno, Hector
Fitzsimons, Donna
Pelliccia, Antonio
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Worldwide, each year more than 7 million people experience myocardial infarction, in which one-year mortality rates are now in the range of 10%, but vary with patient characteristics. The consequences are even more dramatic: among patients who survive, 20% suffer a second cardiovascular event in the first year and approximately 50% of major coronary events occur in those with a previous hospital discharge diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease. The people behind these numbers spur this call for action. Prevention after myocardial infarction is crucial to reduce risk and suffering. Evidence-based interventions include optimal medical treatment with anti-platelets and statins, achieve-ment of blood pressure, lipid and blood glucose targets, and appropriate lifestyle changes. The European Society of Cardiology and its constituent bodies are determined to embrace this challenge by developing a consensus document in which the existing gaps for secondary prevention strategies are reviewed. Effective interventions in relation to the patients, healthcare providers and healthcare systems are proposed and discussed. Finally, innovative strategies in hospital as well as in outpatient and long-term settings are endorsed.
Notes: [Piepoli, Massimo F.] Guglielmo Saliceto Polichirurg Hosp AUSL Piacenza, Dept Cardiac, Piacenza, Italy. [Corra, Ugo; Giannuzzi, Pantaleo] Sci Inst Veruno, Cardiol Rehabil Div, Veruno, Italy. [Dendale, Paul] Jessa Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Hasselt, Belgium. [Frederix, Ines] Univ Hasselt, Heart Ctr Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium. [Prescott, Eva] Univ Copenhagen, Dept Cardiol, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Schmid, Jean Paul] Spital Tiefenau, Dept Cardiol, Bern, Switzerland. [Cupples, Margaret] Queens Univ Belfast, Dept Gen Practice & Primary Care, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland. [Deaton, Christi] Cambridge Univ Hosp NHS Fdn Trust, Florence Nightingale Fdn, Cambridge, England. [Doherty, Patrick] Univ York, Cardiovasc Hlth Dept, York, N Yorkshire, England. [Graham, Ian] Univ Dublin, Trinity Coll, Dublin, Ireland. [Hansen, Tina Birgitte] Zealand Univ Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark. [Jennings, Catriona] Imperial Coll London, Dept Cardiovasc Med, London, England. [Landmesser, Ulf] Charite, Dept Cardiol, Berlin, Germany. [Marques-Vidal, Pedro] Lausanne Univ Hosp, Dept Internal Med, Lausanne, Switzerland. [Vrints, Christiaan] Univ Antwerp, Dept Cardiol, Antwerp, Belgium. [Walker, David] East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Dept Cardiol, St Leonards On Sea, E Sussex, England. [Bueno, Hector] Univ Complutense Madrid, Cardiol Dept, Madrid, Spain. [Fitzsimons, Donna] Univ Ulster, Belfast Trust Northern Ireland, Coleraine, Londonderry, North Ireland. [Pelliccia, Antonio] Comitato Olimp Nazl Italiano, Inst Sport Med & Sci, Rome, Italy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24266
DOI: 10.1177/1474515117702594
ISI #: 000402662800003
ISSN: 1474-5151
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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