Research Study

Canadian Community Utilization of Stroke Prevention Study - Emergency Department
Principal Investigator 
Gary Andolfatto

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT 02358655
Status 
Closed to Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Aug 31, 2015 to Jul 28, 2017
Locations 
Lions Gate Hospital
Name/Title 
Brandi Read, Clinical Instructor
Phone 
604-340-1999
Email Address 
read.brandi@gmail.com
Purpose of Study 

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition, and increases the risk of stroke by six times. There are several medications (blood thinners) that can prevent strokes in AF patients. Many AF patients present to the emergency department, but about half of AF patients leave without prescription of a blood thinner. The study aims to evaluate if adding options like giving a patient education kit, encouraging emergency room physicians to prescribe a blood thinner and providing a specialized AF clinic to patients will increase the number patients receiving blood thinners to prevent strokes.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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