The guidelines recommend that stable and
lower-risk patients undergo a stress test, an echocardiogram, and
other heart-function tests. These patients also should receive
therapies to thwart a second heart attack?for example, the use
of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and other drugs. In
addition, more emphasis should be placed on smoking cessation
and improved control of cholesterol and blood pressure.
In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine
Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.
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