Table 2

Exposure to preventive care during ACS admission

Guideline recommendation*STEMINSTEMIUAAll ACS
Discharged on secondary prevention medications†330/390 (85)697/981 (71)603/928 (65)1630/2299 (71)
Inpatient advice about smoking cessation if a smoker103/125 (82)118/174 (68)80/134 (60)301/433 (69)
At least 1 of diet or physical activity advice received259/390 (66)521/981 (53)279/928 (30)1059/2299 (46)
Received referral to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation277/390 (71)525/981 (53)263/928 (28)1065/2299 (46)
Total (medicines+lifestyle advice+referral to cardiac rehabilitation)197/390 (51)296/981 (30)135/928 (15)628/2299 (27)
  • *n(%), unless otherwise specified.

  • †Based on any four of the following—aspirin, other antiplatelet, statin or lipid-lowering agent, β-blocker or angiotensin II receptor blocker/ACE inhibitor except in the case of patients with UA and GRACE risk score <130 where at least prescription of aspirin and lipid lowering was required.

  • ACS, acute coronary syndrome; GRACE, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events; NSTEMI, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction; STEMI, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina.