Which factors are associated with a better prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

Better prognosis is associated with the following factors:

  • Successful early reperfusion (ST-elevation MI [STEMI] goals: patient arrival to fibrinolysis infusion within 30 minutes OR patient arrival to percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI] within 90 minutes)

  • Preserved left ventricular function

  • Short-term and long-term treatment with beta-blockers, aspirin, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors


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