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After discharge of a STEMI patient… story continues


Dr. S Ramakrishnan

Additional Professor, Department of. Cardiology, AIIMS

<a href="http://aimshospital.co.in/#1475164052226-a85bf68c-a5a7">AIIMS</a> Organizing Secretary,Cardiac Prevent 2015

“Antiplatelets, dual antiplatelets, statins, ACE inhibitors and the beta-blockers are important drugs prescribed for almost all STEMI patients,” Dr. S Ramakrishnan says. “Smokers must be urged to quit smoking to prevent a repeat attack,” he adds. To reassure STEMI patients who are unable to get back to routine life because of fear of a repeat event, Dr. Ramakrishnan shows the bright side. “Your chance of having an attack is only 5% in five years. But your chance of not having an attack is 95%,” he tells them. Appointing a dietician or paramedic for oneself is also recommended to initiate lifestyle modification and prevent a repeat event.
Tags
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • STEMI
  • PrimaryPCI
  • Angioplasty
  • Heart Failure
  • ECHO
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