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Post Myocardial Infarction

Secondary Prevention in Primary and Secondary Care for Patients Following a Myocardial Infarction

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 48


Copyright © 2007, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care.


This guideline gives recommendations to clinicians and others about lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation, drug therapy and advice about which patients to refer for further assessment for possible coronary revascularisation.

Full guideline - Final Version

The guideline updates the previous NICE guideline entitled ‘Prophylaxis for patients who have experienced a myocardial infarction’ 2001. The guideline has updated the previous guideline’s information on drug therapy. The guideline has enlarged the information on cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle chages provided in the previous guideline, to reflect the the remit of the scope of the guideline.

Suggested citation:

Cooper A, Skinner J, Nherera L, Feder G, Ritchie G, Kathoria M, Turnbull N, Shaw G, MacDermott K, Minhas R, Packham C, Squires H, Thomson D, Timmis A, Walsh J, Williams H, White A. (2007) Clinical Guidelines and Evidence Review for Post Myocardial Infarction: Secondary prevention in primary and secondary care for patients following a myocardial infarction London: National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care and Royal College of General Practitioners.

Copyright © 2007, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care.
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