Letters Acute coronary syndromes

Acute coronary syndromes: key role of rehabilitation and primary care in long term secondary prevention

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6350 (Published 25 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6350
  1. Hasnain M Dalal, honorary clinical associate professor1,
  2. Jenny Wingham, senior clinical researcher1,
  3. Rod S Taylor, chair of health services research2
  1. 1Truro Campus, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3HD, UK
  2. 2Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
  1. hmdalal{at}doctors.net.uk

Timmis’s review on the management of acute coronary syndrome is timely and comprehensive but fails to mention the role of primary care in the aftercare of patients discharged from hospital.1 The review acknowledges that with recent advances patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction are discharged home after 48-72 hours and secondary prevention aimed at reducing the risk of recurrent acute coronary syndrome should …

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