Can a nurse-led management program reduce hospital readmissions for patients who are at higher risk?
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Heartwest are investigating a health care program to reduce readmissions after coronary artery disease (“CAD”).
Who can participate?
You may be eligible for this study if you:
- are aged between 30 and 74 years
- have been hospitalised with CAD, or other eligible cardiac procedure or condition including AMI (STEMI or NSTEMI), unstable angina, coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention
- are eligible for Medicare.
You will continue to see your cardiologist and other health professionals (e.g. GP) as usual.
If you are eligible to take part you will need to:
- Attend our clinic between 1 and 3 times over 12 months.
- Have a health assessment and any routine blood tests required.
- Complete brief questionnaires about your health (at the start and end of the study).
- Report any hospital admissions you may have over 12 months.
Only half of all people who are eligible will:
- Be assigned a cardiac nurse to manage your heart health.
- Have access to a cardiac rehabilitation app on your smartphone or other device.
- Have routine telehealth sessions via telephone or computer.
- Participate in an exercise program which can then be completed at home.
If you would like further information, please contact the Study Coordinators:
T: (03) 8532 1135