There is compelling evidence that statin therapy improves cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, statin adherence is far from optimal regarding initiation, execution and persistence of treatment over time.26 Poor adherence to statin therapy is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Evidence-based steps to improve adherence are available and should be taken in order to improve patient outcomes. Reinforcing statin adherence appears to have at least as strong beneficial effects as introducing a new drug.

Comprehensive efforts to increase adherence to statin therapy

Ceconi, Claudio;
2017

Abstract

There is compelling evidence that statin therapy improves cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, statin adherence is far from optimal regarding initiation, execution and persistence of treatment over time.26 Poor adherence to statin therapy is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Evidence-based steps to improve adherence are available and should be taken in order to improve patient outcomes. Reinforcing statin adherence appears to have at least as strong beneficial effects as introducing a new drug.
Vonbank, Alexander; Agewall, Stefan; Per Kjeldsen, Keld; Lewis, Basil S.; Torp-Pedersen, Christian; Ceconi, Claudio; Funck-Brentano, Christian; Kaski, Juan Carlos; Niessner, Alexander; Tamargo, Juan; Walther, Thomas; Wassmann, Sven; Rosano, Giuseppe; Schmidt, Harald; Saely, Christoph H.; Drexel, Heinz
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