American College of Cardiology Announces First Hospitals to Participate in the Patient Navigator Program

Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) face many difficulties as they transition from the hospital back to their home following a cardiovascular event. It is critical they understand at discharge the next steps in their road to recovery. A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at transitional care after hospitalization and found that a fourth of discharge instructions were written in medical jargon that a patient was not likely to understand. AstraZeneca became the founding sponsor of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Navigator Program, contributing $10 million to this program earlier… Read More

Life at Home After a Heart Attack

Tips for caregivers and patients during National Family Caregivers Month By Jim Blasetto, MD, cardiologist and vice president, AstraZeneca Every year, thousands of Americans survive a heart attack, return home from the hospital and continue on their patient journey. It is important for patients to follow their doctor’s instructions when taking their medicines at home and making the necessary lifestyle adjustments to help reduce the risk of another heart attack. During National Family Caregivers Month this November, learn more about the tools and support materials available to patients and caregivers to help ease… Read More