Stroke and Heart Attack project (2010-2013)

Launch ceremony of Stroke and Heart Attack Project in May, 2011

PROJECT GOAL:

To improve the framework for comprehensive medical care to stroke and acute myocardial Infarction patients, such as early detection, treatment, adequate rehabilitation and prevention of recurrent stroke and myocardial infarction.


Objectives:

- To pilot comprehensive stroke and acute myocardial Infarction (AMI) activities to determine cost-effective means of reducing death and disability from acute cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, and
- To build the data base necessary to determine if stroke and acute myocardial infarction results are improving.

Main components:

Stroke and Heart Attack Project team

Development of care delivery framework for comprehensive medical care to stroke and myocardial infarction patients (triage, early diagnosis and treatment, early rehabilitation and support for community-based rehabilitation and follow-up);
Development of technical specifications for the needed equipment (for stroke and MI intensive and intermediate care units);
Develop pilot programmes in selected tertiary facilities;
Training of specialized care teams and other specialists;
Cost-effective rehabilitation;
Salt-reduction studies and interventions;
Establishment of stroke and acute myocardial infarction registries;
Monitoring and evaluation of intensified stroke and myocardial infarction.

Activity implementation

Mongolian cardiovascular doctors at the Yonsei hospital, Seoul, Korea

Stroke heart attack and rehabilitation clinical guidelines development:
Clinical guidelines for stroke were developed and approved by the healthcare standardization and technology committee of the Ministry of Health for endorsement by the Minister of Health.
Clinical guidelines for myocardial infarction were drafted in collaboration with the consultants of Yonsei University, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital.
Guidelines for traditional medicine treatment of stroke and heart attack were discussed by the traditional medicine professional council of the MOH.
Draft stroke and MI rehabilitation clinical guidelines, along with the protocol of each hospital and clinical guidelines checklists, have been completed.
The record cards for stroke and MI rehabilitation, included in the clinical guidelines as an annex, have been completed and are being piloted for a three-month period.


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