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Managing Cardiovascular Disease

Managing patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) goes beyond treating their symptoms; it involves the ongoing management of their condition in order to help reduce risk of potentially fatal events.

Consider that approximately 1 in 3 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) will have a stroke in their lifetime given that AF is associated with a 5-fold increase in the risk of strokes.1,2 Similarly, within 3 months of a patient’s hospitalization for a venous thromboembolism (VTE) event, which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), two-thirds of recurrent events occurred within 1 month postdischarge.3 Among study patients who stopped taking prescribed anticoagulants, 23% experienced a recurrent VTE after 5 years, while 12% of all recurrent VTEs resulted in a fatal event.4

The tools and resources available through the CarePath Healthy Engagements program will help your patients with CVD successfully manage their condition and help to prevent future, recurrent events. You will also find additional resources to support improved care coordination among healthcare professionals to engage and align efforts around improving quality of care, transitions of care, and ultimately, patient outcomes.