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Medication persistence low after AMI

from Physician's Weekly

Results of a large study indicate that nearly one-third of patients are no longer persistent with prescribed medications when assessed at 6 months after an acute myocardial infarction. The most common reasons cited by AMI patients for discontinuing medication were side effects and physician instruction. African-American race, older age, atrial fibrillation, dialysis, and depression decreased the likelihood of medication persistence among AMI patients. more

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