cardiology
Medicines

Adherence to blood pressure meds inconsistent

Patients are stopping and starting blood pressure medications, especially in the first year of treatment, suggesting the need for more effective interventions to improve adherence. An Australian study of more than 31,000 older patients newly initiated on blood pressure lowering therapy between 2008 and 2016 found that 40-70%  discontinued treatment during follow-up. Time to discontinuation ...

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