My medical record says 59-year-old white female with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI). My mind says, “No way!” My body is a different story. Thus began my odyssey into the health care system and its approach towards patients with cardiovascular disease.
I am a cardiovascular epidemiologist, interested in the risk of MI, mortality rates following MI, and cardiac rehabilitation. But as I am now also “the MI patient,” I look at my newfound status as an opportunity to see junctures where evidence-based care may not fully address patient preferences or improve care quality.
Kucharska-Newton A. Myocardial Infarction and Postacute Care: Does One Size Fit All? JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(3):189–190. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.3121
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