• Beta blocker use in the treatment of community hospital patients discharged after myocardial infarction

    5 monthes ago - By Aurora Health Care

    OBJECTIVE: To explore the reasons for underutilization of beta blocker treatment after acute myocardial infarction.
    DESIGN: A retrospective chart review.
    SETTING: Two large community hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All subjects discharged alive from July 1, 1990, to June 30, 1991, who had a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction were eligible. Of these, 250 had missing data, resulting in a final sample of 444.
    RESULTS: Twenty-nine percent of the 444 patients were prescribed beta blocker therapy on discharge. Characteristics of the patients and their treatment...
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  • Complications of acute myocardial infarction in patients > or = 90 years of age

    5 monthes ago - By Aurora Health Care

    Forty consecutive 90-year-old persons with an acute myocardial infarction were studied to describe the noncardiac complications of their care. Common negative consequences of hospitalization of these patients included delirium, pressure ulcers, and poor ambulatory status at discharge.
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