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JAMA Cardiology Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
July 2018

The 2017 AHA/ACC Performance and Quality Measures for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • 3Division of Cardiology, Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(7):659-660. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0263

Every 42 seconds, approximately 1 American individual will have an acute myocardial infarction (AMI).1 Acute myocardial infarction is a frequent cause of hospital admission in the United States and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Survivors of AMI are at increased risk for recurrent cardiovascular events, and its cost burden on the health care system remains substantial. Gaps, disparities, and variability in AMI care exist. Performance measure sets can facilitate the translation of scientific evidence and guidelines into clinical practice.

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