Prashanthan Sanders

PARIS — Patients with atrial fibrillation who participated in a home-based structured patient-centered education program experienced a 26% reduction in total hospitalizations, 31% reduction in AF hospitalizations and a 49% reduction in other cardiac hospitalizations, according to 24-month data from the HELP-AF study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

The educational resources used to develop the intervention used in this trial were simultaneously published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

“What the educational material show is that these need to be written in simple language and with images that are representative of a spectrum of societal values in order to cater for a wide range of health literacy,” Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FESC, FHRS, FAAHMS, director

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