Post-CV event monitoring vital

New research on over-65s who survived hospitalisation for heart failure, myocardial infarction or pneumonia shows the risk of death or readmission is highest in the first few days but at concerning levels for three months.

Patients need close follow-up by GPs and “very early intervention” after discharge, according to Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac, president of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

The study of more than three million US patients found that they were up to 11 times more likely to die within the first

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