oa South African Family Practice - Post myocardial infarction care by the GP : review article

Volume 46, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Most patients suffering from an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are currently managed by cardiologists or specialist physicians during the acute phase and are then referred back to a family/general practitioner. By the time the FP/GP sees the patient, the patient should be stable and on the necessary medication. Good communication between specialist and FP/GP is critical to avoid any confusion regarding the patient's condition, risk and further management. This article deals with general aspects of post-myocardial infarction care.

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