COMMENTARY: Discontinuation of medications 1 month after an acute myocardial infarction increased risk for death at 12 months

Bryson, Chris L.; Fihn, Stephan D.
March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p47
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' comment on the impact of nonadherence to drug therapy on mortality after acute myocardial infarction (MI). They state that adherence to placebo alone has been associated with a strong reduction in mortality, and conversely, patients who are nonadherent have poor outcomes. Thus, it is informed that patients who are nonadherent are at higher risk for death than those who take medications as prescribed.


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