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Am Fam Physician. 1988 Jul;38(1):216-24.

Secondary prevention in elderly survivors of heart attacks.

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Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Anaheim, California.

Abstract

More than 200,000 elderly patients survive myocardial infarctions each year. Thus, the achievement of even minimal decreases in reinfarction and mortality rates will benefit large numbers of patients. Secondary prevention strategies include smoking cessation; the control of hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes; the management of hypertension and stress; exercise; the use of drugs such as beta blockers and aspirin, and increased attention to general health.

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