cardioprotective drug therapy

Last edited 12/2020 and last reviewed 12/2020

All patients who have had an acute MI should be offered treatment with a combination of the following drugs:

  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
  • dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus a second antiplatelet) unless they have a separate indication for anticoagulation (see the section on antiplatelet therapy for people with an ongoing separate indication for anticoagulation)
  • beta-blocker
  • statin


  1. NICE (2020). Acute coronary syndromes.