GlObal Secondary Prevention strategiEs to Limit event recurrence after myocardial infarction: The GOSPEL study. A trial from the Italian Cardiac Rehabilitation Network: Rationale and design

Pantaleo Giannuzzi, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Vincenzo Ceci, Carmine Chieffo, Marinella Gattone, Raffaele Griffo, Roberto Marchioli, Carlo Schweiger, Luigi Tavazzi, Stefano Urbinati, Franco Valagussa, Diego Vanuzzo

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation programmes are a proven treatment for individuals with recent myocardial infarction, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality compared to usual care. Unfortunately, following completion of a cardiac rehabilitation programme, risk factors and lifestyle behaviours may deteriorate. The GlObal Secondary Prevention strategiEs to Limit event recurrence after myocardial infarction (GOSPEL) study investigates the benefits of a programme of continued educational and behavioural interventions to achieve optimal long-term secondary prevention goals. DESIGN: This will be a multicentre, randomized, controlled study carried out in 78 Italian cardiac rehabilitation centres. METHODS: After completion of an initial cardiac rehabilitation programme, patients with recent (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-561
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Lifestyle management
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Randomized trials
  • Risk factor management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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