Recurrent myocardial infarction (re-MI) is a common event following acute coronary syndrome (ACS), especially during the first year. According to epidemiological studies, patients who experience re-MI are at higher risk of all-cause cardiovascular events and mortality. The cornerstones of re-MI prevention include complete functional coronary revascularization, effective dual antiplatelet therapy and secondary prevention strategies. Notwithstanding this, some controversy still exists on the definition and management of re-MI, and no dedicated studies have been designed or conducted so far in this setting. We here provide an overview of epidemiological and prognostic data on ACS patients experiencing re-MI, along with current available treatment and preventive options.

Current management and prognosis of patients with recurrent myocardial infarction

Nusca, Annunziata;Mangiacapra, Fabio;Ussia, Gian Paolo;Grigioni, Francesco;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Recurrent myocardial infarction (re-MI) is a common event following acute coronary syndrome (ACS), especially during the first year. According to epidemiological studies, patients who experience re-MI are at higher risk of all-cause cardiovascular events and mortality. The cornerstones of re-MI prevention include complete functional coronary revascularization, effective dual antiplatelet therapy and secondary prevention strategies. Notwithstanding this, some controversy still exists on the definition and management of re-MI, and no dedicated studies have been designed or conducted so far in this setting. We here provide an overview of epidemiological and prognostic data on ACS patients experiencing re-MI, along with current available treatment and preventive options.
Acute coronary syndrome
Dual antiplatelet therapy
Percutaneous coronary intervention
Recurrent myocardial infarction
Secondary prevention
Humans
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Prognosis
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Myocardial Infarction
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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