Nurse-led prevention programs lower death risk in heart patients

11/17/2008 | Reuters

A 10-year follow-up of a U.K. study found no difference in the outcomes of patients who attended nurse-led prevention programs immediately after a coronary event and those who came to the programs a year later. However, both groups had fewer deaths than the control group. Researchers suggest that patients begin a prevention program immediately after being diagnosed with heart disease.

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