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Medication adherence affecting cardiovascular outcomes even in clinical trials

Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/16/2.htm
16 Aug 2022

Improving medication adherence

Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2022/09/improving-medication-adherence.htm
1 Sep 2022

Lung cancer screening limited by poor adherence to follow-up

Patients eligible for lung cancer screening according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria were more likely to undergo screening if they were older, female, or a current smoker. Less than a quarter of them repeated screening in a year.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/11/1.htm
11 Oct 2022

Continue BP control, maintain benefits

Helping patients maintain normal blood pressure over the long haul pays off in cardiovascular and other health benefits, yet studies show that U.S. adults continue to backslide.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/continue-bp-control-maintain-benefits.htm
1 May 2024

Disparities exist in adherence to lung cancer screening follow-up, study finds

Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/17/5.htm
17 Aug 2021

Adding an antihypertensive to existing regimens associated with greater BP reduction than maximizing dose, with some caveats in adherence

A retrospective study of older veterans with hypertension found that while adding a medication reduced systolic blood pressure by an extra point, patients who received a dose increase instead of a new drug were more likely to maintain the regimen.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/10/05/4.htm
5 Oct 2021

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/treat-copd-symptoms-solve-problems.htm
1 Apr 2024

Adherence to sleep apnea treatment reduces health care use, costs in heart failure

Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/18/2.htm
18 Jul 2023

Postcard reminders may improve remote cardiac monitoring

A stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial found an almost 25% difference in adherence to remote monitoring in U.S. veterans with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators who received a reminder postcard versus those who did not.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/30/1.htm
30 Jan 2024

Polypill strategy may help improve outcomes, adherence in underserved populations

The researchers said that the observed reductions in systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol level were clinically and statistically significant and, if sustained, would lead to an estimated 25% reduction in cardiovascular event incidence.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2019/09/24/2.htm
24 Sep 2019

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