After a heart attack

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  • Sunday, 19 Sep 2004

THE truth is, I don’t know really where to begin. “Heart attack”, “myocardial infarct”, “MI” – they all mean the same thing. There is such a lot to say on this matter. Very often I don’t have as much time as I would like to spend talking about it to my patients. I hope they are all reading this! 

A heart attack is really the end result of many years of a gradually progressive disease process. The 10% of people who recover from heart attacks may die within one year. Most deaths occur within the first three to four months, usually in people who continue to have angina and abnormal rhythms and those with heart failure.  

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