Many heart attack patients leave hospitals with insufficient drug dosage

08/23/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Many patients with acute myocardial infarction are discharged from hospitals with the right drugs but inadequate doses, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers tracked 6,748 acute MI patients treated at 31 hospitals and found that 85% of those discharged with beta blockers got doses "substantially below" the established effective dose. Among those discharged with statins and ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, 66% were given insufficient doses.

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