Medication adherence in cardiovascular medicine

Steven T Simon, Vinay Kini, Andrew E Levy, P Michael Ho
2021 The BMJ (British Medical Journal)  
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally. While pharmacological advancements have improved the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease, non-adherence to prescribed treatment remains a significant barrier to improved patient outcomes. A variety of strategies to improve medication adherence have been tested in clinical trials, and include the following categories: improving patient education, implementing medication reminders, testing cognitive
more » ... l interventions, reducing medication costs, utilizing healthcare team members, and streamlining medication dosing regimens. In this review, we describe specific trials within each of these categories and highlight the impact of each on medication adherence. We also examine ongoing trials and future lines of inquiry for improving medication adherence in patients with cardiovascular diseases.
doi:10.1136/bmj.n1493 fatcat:drrakkdnyraw3or2vognfse44i