Chapter

Risk Stratification After Myocardial Infarction

Randal J. Thomas

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1441

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Risk Stratification After Myocardial Infarction

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Risk stratification after MI is the process of estimating the risk of future CVD events in survivors of MI. This process helps health care providers tailor short- and long-term management plans, with the goal of applying cost-effective treatments that are most appropriate for the risk level of the patient and that are most likely to optimize the patient's quality and quantity of life. Several strategies are available to help risk-stratify patients after MI, according to their risk of future CVD events. The strategies include various patient characteristics and test results that can help risk-stratify patients at every point along the health care continuum, from the initial evaluation by emergency medical technicians to the evaluation visit in the physician's office a month after hospital discharge.

Chapter.  1786 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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