Increasing use of single and combination medical therapy in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction in the 21st century: a multinational perspective.

@article{Goldberg2007IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing use of single and combination medical therapy in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction in the 21st century: a multinational perspective.},
  author={Robert J Goldberg and Frederick A Spencer and Philippe Gabriel Steg and Marcus D. Flather and Gilles Montalescot and Enrique Pablo Gurfinkel and Brian M Kennelly and Shaun G. Goodman and Rebecca E Dedrick and Joel M. Gore},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={167 16},
  pages={1766-73}
}
BACKGROUND Current practice guidelines recommend the routine use of several effective cardiac medications in hospital survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS We explored a recent 5-year (2000-2005) trend in hospital use of aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, lipid-lowering agents, and combinations thereof, in 26 413 adult men and women without contraindications to any of these therapies discharged after AMI from hospitals located in 14… CONTINUE READING