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Journal of Neuroscience Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182212a83
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A Program to Improve Secondary Stroke Prevention: The Colorado Neurological Institute Stroke Preventing Recurrence of Thromboembolic Events Through Coordinated Treatment Program

Menard, Michelle M.; Smith, Don B.; Taormina, Cristina

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The key to secondary stroke prevention often lies in improved control of traditional stroke risk factors. Studies have shown that there is an evidence-practice gap, for both physicians and patients, when it comes to adhering to national stroke prevention guidelines. We developed a program to reinforce stroke prevention messages for 1 year after a patient's ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. Our results show encouraging improvement in our patients' adherence to treatment guidelines for 1 year after the event, as well as a reduction in recurrent strokes as compared with the number expected.

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