Preventing recurrence of thromboembolic events through coordinated treatment in the District of Columbia.

  title={Preventing recurrence of thromboembolic events through coordinated treatment in the District of Columbia.},
  author={Alexander W. Dromerick and Michael C Gibbons and Dorothy Edwards and Deeonna E. Farr and Margot L. Giannetti and Brisa S{\'a}nchez and Nawar M. Shara and Ali Fokar and Annapurni Jayam-Trouth and Bruce I Ovbiagele and Chelsea S. Kidwell},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  volume={6 5},
RATIONALE PROTECT DC examines whether stroke navigators can improve cardiovascular risk factors in urban underserved individuals newly hospitalized for stroke or ischemic attack. Within one-year of hospital discharge, up to one-third of patients no longer adhere to secondary prevention behaviors. Adherence rates are lower in minority-underserved groups, contributing to health disparities. In-hospital programs increase use of stroke prevention therapies but may not be as successful in… CONTINUE READING
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