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The Argentine Society of Cardiology (SAC), a member of the World Heart Federation, has been promoting an exemplary initiative launched by the cardiology unit of the Hospital de San Miguel in the northwest region of Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cardiologists of the local public hospital began a program to improve adherence of treatment in patients after an acute coronary syndrome in 2014. They called it PROSCA (Programa Sindrome Coronario Agudo). Since then, every year at the end of the program, the mayor and policymakers of San Miguel organize a meeting with the patients and their families to show the results and to reinforce some preventive strategies like exercise and diet. Small pilot studies like these could serve as an initiative example for other areas. These results will be presented in one of the national congresses of cardiology in Argentina (XXXVI Congreso Nacional de Cardiología 2018)*.
Read more about this initiative here
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