Jason Sico, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACP
Seminar date: 6/13/2017
Description: Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of adult onset morbidity, mortality, and disability, affecting over 6,000 Veterans annually within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Hypertension (HTN) affects nearly 75% of Veterans with stroke, and is the single most important, modifiable cerebrovascular risk factor. Interventions previously found to be effective in improving hypertension control in the general population have been ineffective at improving hypertension control when implemented in the post-stroke population. Our discussion will focus on the development of a bundled, multi-faceted, evidence-based ‘Post-Stroke Hypertension Improvement Intervention.’ Dr. Dawn Bravata will join as a faculty facilitator, discussant, and be available for Q&A. Intended audience: Health services researchers, clinicians interested in post-stroke risk factor management, systems redesign personnel.
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