Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Antilipemic Agents; Coronary Disease; Hospitalization; Humans; Hyperlipidemias; Logistic Models; Myocardial Infarction; Odds Ratio; Retrospective Studies
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases
As part of a population-based longitudinal study, we examined the use of lipid-lowering medication in 3,824 patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in the Worcester, Massachusetts metropolitan area between 1986 and 1993. The rate of utilization of lipid-lowering medication either before (1.8%) or during hospitalization (1.9%) for acute myocardial infarction was low.
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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15;79(8):1095-7.
Goldberg, Robert J.; Ockene, Ira S.; Yarzebski, Jorge L.; Savageau, Judith A.; and Gore, Joel M., "Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)" (1997). Cardiovascular Medicine Publications and Presentations. Paper 69.