Discharge Educational Strategies for Reduction of Vascular Events "DESERVE"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Diagnosed with mild ischemic cerebral infarction or mild intracerebral hemorrhage (NIHSS < 5) or TIA based on a clinical definition of focal neurologic deficits consistent with a single vascular territory of the brain
- Aged greater than 18 years at onset of event
- Resident of NY Metropolitan community in home with land or cell phone.
- Vascular risk factors including HTN history or elevated blood pressure (>130/85 mmHg) at the time of discharge, smoking, diabetes or metabolic syndrome
- Discharge to home
- English or Spanish Speaker

Exclusion Criteria

- Patients unable to give informed consent
- Discharged to long-term nursing home or requiring 24 hour care.
- A Modified Rankin score > 2 at baseline
- Pre-stroke dementia history.
- Patients with end stage cancer, or other medical conditions resulting in mortality less than 1 year.
- Patient does not speak English or Spanish.