What are the goals of management after the initial treatment and stabilization of acute 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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After the initial management and stabilization of the patient in the early and critical phase of acute myocardial infarction (MI), the goals of care for these patients is to restore normal activities, prevent long-term complications, as well as aggressively modify lifestyle and risk factors. This multifaceted goal is achieved with the implementation of important key elements, including the use of cardioprotective medications and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as physical activity, diet, and patient education.


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