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Abstract

The Role of Extended Nursing on Clopidogrel Compliance in Elderly Post- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Author(s): Fang Chen, Xi E Wang1 and Xin Wang2*
Department of Cardiac Surgery, the Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250033, 1Department of Surgery, Jinan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Jinan 250000, 2The Third Department of Cardiovascular System, the Fourth People's Hospital of Jinan City, Jinan, 250031, China

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The Third Department of Cardiovascular System, the Fourth People's Hospital of Jinan City, Jinan, 250031, China, E-mail: [email protected]

The objective of the present work was to observe and analyze the effect of extended nursing on clopidogrel medication compliance in elderly post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients with coronary heart disease. This study included 180 elderly patients with coronary heart disease who received percutaneous coronary intervention in our hospital from June 2015 to March 2018. The subjects were randomly divided into the study group (90) and the reference group (90). The reference group received general routine nursing, while the study group received extended nursing. Medication compliance was compared between the two groups. Observation of overall medication compliance rate, as well as periodic review, on-time medication, appropriate exercise, dietary adjustment scores and patients’ medication after 3, 6 and 12 months revealed obvious advantage of the study group over the reference group. Extended nursing applied to elderly post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients with coronary artery disease could obviously improve clopidogrel compliance and promote patient recovery through good medication behavior. Therefore, it is worthwhile to promote and practice this nursing mode.

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