Contract4Life addresses the earliest secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction.
To improve STEMI patient adherence to a secondary prevention therapy, Contract4Life|After Heart Attack, a structured nurse assisted education program, was initiated in May 2015 and is implemented in Greece, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the Czech Republic. 27 primary PCI hospitals in total participate in the programme, which is focused on the individual STEMI patient’s risk factors identification and setting individual objectives related to their lifestyle change.
Learn more: SFL Call for Earliest Secondary Prevention at STEMI patients discharge from a hospital
Contract4Life program description:
To ensure that a dedicated certified nurse/education specialist is a member of a heart team at each 24/7 SFL p-PCI center to provide clear discharge instructions to post-STEMI patients.
- Increase patients’ compliance with pharmacology treatment
- Empower patients to better understand the risk factors after MI, and take a central role in their recovery by signing “Contract with Your Heart“, and engage in lifestyle changes program
- Decrease readmission rates at 1 year