MDs overlook post-MI anxiety

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MDs overlook post-MI anxiety

By Jeanne Sabatie, Production Editor

Nearly half of patients suffering from an acute myocardial infarction report moderate to severe anxiety afterward, finds a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Yet anxiety, which can adversely affect recovery, is not regularly assessed by hospital clinicians, and when it is, the assessment is superficial and often differs from the patients' perceptions.


Jeanne Sabatie. MDs overlook post-MI anxiety.

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