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Reshape Patient Engagement

Patient and caregiver engagement in the ongoing treatment and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical. Patients and their caregivers also need to be aware of the condition, treatment options, and potential adverse events.

The resources below can help patients take a more active role in managing their condition and encourage interactions with healthcare providers for ongoing care coordination.

11 resources available

Information about atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke risk for healthcare professionals, which can be helpful in patient counseling.

Step-by-step checklist for review when considering transitioning patients from one site of care to the next, to help ensure that appropriate information is shared among healthcare professionals, patients, and their caregivers.

Advanced age and comorbidities increase the risk of AF or stroke and/or deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) in the elderly; these and other complexities often make treatment decisions more challenging.

Reviews the drug and food interactions, fluctuations in international normalized ratio (INR) levels, and other attributes of warfarin use, including the possibility of hospitalizations that can lead to increased cost of care for patients.

Describes the Wells Clinical Prediction Rules and the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) score, which can help healthcare providers (HCPs) assess the risk of DVT or PE in their patients and determine the need for more definitive diagnostic testing.

Patient-oriented information about AF, including symptoms, stroke risk, and tips for working with their healthcare team.

Overview of VTE risk-reduction strategies at each stage of a knee or hip replacement procedure—from preoperative planning through the postdischarge period.

Provides insights into the management of VTE patients and explains the role of the care manager in delivering effective follow-up care for these patients.

Reviews the health implications and risks for patients with DVT and/or PE or AF who fall out of INR range as well as resource use and associated costs.

Overview of AF, the warning signs of stroke, and tips for patients to work with their healthcare team. Can be provided as a newsletter to employees or health plan members.

Overview of the conditions, causes, and symptoms of DVT/PE and how to treat and potentially prevent a recurrent event. It also provides tips and tools to help patients adhere to their medication and track appointments, refills, and other health issues.