Telephone contact to improve adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation.

@article{Rinfret2013TelephoneCT,
  title={Telephone contact to improve adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Rinfret and Josep Rod{\'e}s-Cabau and Rodrigo Bagur and J P Dery and Marc Dorais and E. Larose and G Erald Barbeau and Onil Gleeton and Can-Manh Nguyen and Bernard M No{\"e}l and Guy Proulx and Louis Roy and Isabelle Taillon and Robert de Larochelli{\`e}re and Olivier F. Bertrand},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={562-9}
}
BACKGROUND Many patients delay or interrupt dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, which increases the risk of stent thrombosis and death. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that simple telephone contact made by nurses would improve adherence to and persistence of DAT. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION A total of 300 patients (mean±SD 64±10 years, 73% male) were recruited immediately after DES implantation performed between… CONTINUE READING

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