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Tackling myocardial infarction

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Myocardial infarction is dangerous. Among people in the UK who develop an acute coronary event, in particular myocardial infarction, around 35-40% die within 24 hours of the condition's onset and 40-50% within a month.1,2 Here, we discuss management up to and following admission to hospital, concentrating on the use of aspirin, thrombolytic therapy, coronary angioplasty, angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and beta-blockers.

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