Fast Five Quiz: Prevention of Repeat Myocardial Infarction

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 14, 2020

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The most common form of coronary heart disease is myocardial infarction (MI), which is responsible for more than 15% of deaths each year. Patients who survive an MI are at increased risk for recurrent infarctions and have an annual death rate of 5% — six times higher than that of individuals in the same age group who do not have coronary heart disease.

Fortunately, evidence suggests specific interventions (secondary prevention) are effective for reducing the risk for further vascular events. When these interventions are implemented appropriately, nearly one third of recurrent fatal and nonfatal MIs and strokes can be prevented.

How much do you know about the prevention of repeat MIs? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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