Improving Medication Adherence in Chronic Cardiovascular Disease

Albert, Nancy M.
October 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2008, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p54
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of medical adherence in treating cardiovascular disease. It states that heart failure and myocardial infarction need medications and nonadherence to prescribed medications may account for morbidity and mortality. Reasons for nonadherence vary from medication complexity, cost of medication and the adverse effects of medications. According to the article, nurses can play a pivotal role in increasing adherence by helping in the assessment of barriers to medication and strategies implementation to increase adherence.


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