Features January 2017 Issue

Take Your Meds After Procedure to Boost Healthy Recovery Odds

After heart surgery or receiving a stent, you should make strict medication adherence a priority. Managing blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rhythm will lead to better outcomes.

Take Your Meds After Procedure to Boost Healthy Recovery Odds

Medication adherence is essential, but a recent American Heart Association statement urges special care to avoid drug interactions with your statins.

After receiving a stent in your heart or undergoing bypass or valve surgery, sticking with your medication regimen may be more important than ever. A recent study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that after a heart procedure, patients who strictly followed their prescription medication routine were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival compared with those who did not adhere to medication therapy.

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