Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
COLOMBO, Roberta Cunha Rodrigues e AGUILLAR, Olga Maimoni. Life style and risk factors of patients with a first episode of acute myocardial infarction. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1997, vol.5, n.2, pp. 69-82. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691997000200009.
The prevention of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been related to the identification and control of risk factors (RF) present in the life style of the individuals. The aim of this study was to know the profile of patients with a first episode of AMI and to identify RF for this disease. Seventy eight in patients from the Coronary Care Unity of a University Hospital were interviewed. The results showed that the life style of the studied group includes habits that collaborate to coronary artery disease maintenance or progress. These results will help to elaborate an educational program aiming to prevent reinfarction and to promote health.
Palavras-chave : myocardial infarction; life style; coronary disease.