My husband (49) had an inferior stemi out of the blue at the end of October. His right coronary artery was completely blocked, so he had an emergency stent fitted in hospital. Shortly after this he went into cardiac arrest on the Coronary Care Unit. He was shocked several times over a period of 25 minutes before they could stabilise him. He was then in an induced coma with some hypothermic treatment for 8 days. It should have been less, but he got aspiration pneumonia and they couldn’t stabilise his blood pressure and oxygen levels when they tried to bring him round. Eventually did a tracheotomy which was successful and spent another week in ICU and came off the ventilator. Had some mild psychosis in the first few days whe he came round. He only spent a short time on the normal ward afterwards & came home with a zimaframe, but is now doing well considering - pottering around the house unaided, etc. He has however lost a lot of weight, has a poor appetite and is very weak and sometimes breathless and nauseous. The district nurse who has been sorting his tracheotomy dressing suggested protein shakes (he had these in hospital for a few days) which have now been prescribed, but it is muscle he hasn’t lost that won’t be replaced whilsthe is so inactive. The doctors have said his heart is only mildly damaged (mild systolic impairment) and it is pumping well, but he is on amlodipine, bisoprolol & ramipril, as well as all the usual - aspirin, ticagrelor, atorvastatin. My questions are: 1) is it normal to be on 3 tablets for blood pressure, or is this for heart failure & will he make a full recovery? 2) The cardiac nurse has said he isn’t ready for rehab and the doctor has said he will have to seek advise from the cardiac nurse as to when he can drive because of his weakness. How long is his recovery likely to take and is it slow because of the heart attack, or other compllcations? 3) His only other risk factor was raised cholesterol that he was trying to manage with diet and his other arteries don’t need stents. Does this mean he is likely to be prone to unstable plaques rather than artherosis?