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Authors

  1. Chorzempa, Amy RN, BSN
  2. Tabloski, Patricia RNC, S, PhD

Abstract

Treatments for acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs) have advanced over the past few decades. Although AMIs are considered medical emergencies, continuing research has provided protocols and guidelines that significantly decrease mortality and reinfarction rates. Beta-blockers and aspirin are considered standard treatment for post-AMI patients; however, studies involving the elderly reveal that this population is less likely to receive beta-blocker and aspirin therapy. This article discusses current recommendations and treatments for post-AMI elderly patients.