Effect of an American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines program-based clinical pathway on referral and enrollment into cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Mazzini2008EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines program-based clinical pathway on referral and enrollment into cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Michael J Mazzini and G. Ruggeri Stevens and Deborah A Whalen and Al Ozonoff and Gary J. Balady},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 8},
  pages={
          1084-7
        }
}
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR)/secondary prevention programs are an important part of patient care after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, only 10% to 15% of eligible patients enroll in such programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines (GWTG)-based clinical pathway on referral and enrollment into CR after AMI. Patients (n = 780) admitted to a single center during an 18-month period with AMI and discharged to home… CONTINUE READING
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