What do we know about the long term medication adherence in patients following percutaneous coronary intervention?

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2007, 25 (2), pp. 53 - 61
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Background Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a revascularisation intervention for patients with acute coronary syndrome. It is a common procedure, increasingly used over the past decade. Along with PCI, patients are also prescribed a number of medications and adherence to the pharmacological therapies is vital to improved morbidity and mortality. Objective This cross sectional study sought to evaluate the long term adherence to medications in patients following PCI. Subjects 270 participants who underwent PCI between April 2003 and March 2004 and who met the inclusion criteria were followed up 12 -24 months following the PCI.
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