Cardiovascular Disease Management
Managing patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) goes beyond treating their symptoms; it involves the ongoing management of their condition in order to help reduce the risk of potentially fatal events.
Consider that atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with 5-fold increase in the risk of strokes.1 Similarly, within 3 months of hospitalization for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), two-thirds of recurrent events occurred in the first month postdischarge.2 Among study patients who stopped taking prescribed anticoagulants, 29.1% experienced a recurrent VTE at 5 years, while 12% of all recurrent VTEs resulted in a fatal event.3
The tools and resources available through the Janssen CarePath Healthy Engagements program can help inform your patients about cardiovascular conditions. Effective management can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as DVT and PE. You will also find additional resources designed 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.