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Report: Adding pharmacist to care team reduces heart disease risk

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By Karen Pallarito
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with poorly controlled risk factors for heart disease could cut their chances of future trouble by having pharmacists help manage their care, new Canadian research suggests.

For the study, trained community pharmacists recruited people at high risk for heart attack and stroke. Half of the study participants received “medication therapy management” in tandem with a pharmacist and half received “usual” care.

After three months, people who received intensive services to help them meet treatment targets had a 21 percent lower risk of future heart events when compared with those who received usual care, the study found.

People receiving pharmacists’ care lowered their estimated future risk of heart disease by more than 5 percent from the beginning of the study to its conclusion three months later. There was little change in risk for those receiving usual care.

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SOURCE: https://consumer.healthday.com/cardiovascular-health-information-20/heart-attack-management-and-prevention-news-365/for-better-heart-care-get-a-pharmacist-on-your-team-711893.html

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