Medication adherence is a concern with all therapies but is particularly important with medications prescribed for chronic conditions,1 such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dosing complexity can affect medication adherence for many patients, particularly the elderly and those with co-morbid conditions.2
Nonadherence to medication regimens can lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. For patients who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) or who have had a venous thromboembolism (VTE), medication nonadherence can lead to recurrent VTE and stroke or systemic embolism, respectively.3,4
The resources below highlight study results and insights into treatment, dosing frequency in patients with CVD, and other factors that may encourage medication adherence in your patients with CVD.