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An Intervention to Reduce Readmission Rates in Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)

  • Study HIC#:2000026617
  • Last Updated:04/20/2022

We are recruiting young women (18-55 years) who experienced a recurrent heart attack to participate in an American Heart Association (AHA) funded research project. The goal of this project is to develop a behavioral intervention to reduce readmission rates and improve outcomes for young women following an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Women can complete one or both activities:

  • One 30-minute interview
  • One focus group meeting

$25 gift card provided as a thank you. 

  • Start Date11/25/2019
  • End Date12/31/2023

Trial Purpose and Description

Specific Aim 1: To develop and validate a risk prediction model of 1-year post-AMI readmission among young women. Specific Aim 2: To identify key barriers/motivators related to the experiences of young women who are readmitted, informed by the predictors ascertained from the risk model. Specific Aim 3: To develop a sex and gender based tailored intervention to reduce each young woman s probability of readmission within 1-year of hospitalization for AMI. This research will involve an iterative process involving stakeholder reviews, education, training, evidence reviews, focus groups, and WOOPadaptation.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women 18 - 55 years old
  • Have had a prior heart attack – and have been admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) within the past year.

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