Regulation of the kinin receptors after induction of myocardial infarction: a mini-review

C. Tschöpe, S. Heringer-Walther, T. Walther
2000 Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research  
ARTICLE INFO abstract Cardiovascular diseases are serious health, social, and economical problem mainly due to high morbidity and mortality. Myocardial infarction is burdened with one of the highest mortality rates and therefore requires particular interest of the researchers. The high mortality during long-term follow-up could be potentially explained by patients' attitude and not following the therapeutic recommendation which is defined in the literature as non-adherence. It is estimated that
more » ... t is estimated that in patients with low adherence the risk of death is two times higher than in those who followed the therapeutic instructions. In order to improve the long-time results, we developed free, publicly available tools for complex assessment of patients after myocardial infarction. Those scales were designed to assess patient's: educational needs and readiness for hospital discharge, functioning in the chronic illness, and adherence to recommendations regarding pharmacotherapy.
doi:10.1590/s0100-879x2000000600011 pmid:10829098 fatcat:5zy7at3bfbbmdpill5fqryn7ym