Title

Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

4-15-1997

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Antilipemic Agents; Coronary Disease; Hospitalization; Humans; Hyperlipidemias; Logistic Models; Myocardial Infarction; Odds Ratio; Retrospective Studies

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15;79(8):1095-7.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9114770