Alexandra I. Mansour presented the poster, “Dramatic Impact of a Liaison-Mediated Referral Strategy on Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium” during the AHA Annual Scientific Sessions 2023 held November 11 – 13 in Philadelphia.
This study compared cardiac rehab (CR) attendance between two cohorts of patients who underwent a PCI procedure. The first cohort worked with a health care liaison who explained CR benefits and placed a referral for patients before discharge while the second cohort of patients did not receive assistance from a health care provider. The liaison cohort had significantly higher odds of attending ≥ 1 cardiac rehab session and a shorter delay in attending their first session compared with the non-liaison cohort. The use of CR liaisons could be an effective referral strategy to improve CR participation rates and patient outcomes after PCI.
Co-authors include Milan Seth, MS; Michael Thompson, MD; Mary Casey, MPA; Steven Keteyian, PhD; Frank Smith, MD; Hitinder S. Gurm, MD; and Devraj Sukul, MD MSc. You will find a link to the presentation on bmc2.org.