Research brief: High mortality in non-compliant patients

Patients who stop antiplatelet drugs within 30 days of receiving a drug-eluting stent are nine times more likely to die within a year than those who take their medication. A US study of 500 MI patients discharged with a prescription for thienopyridines after stent insertion found that 13.6 per cent stopped their medication within 30 days. After one year, 7.5 per cent of patients who stopped their medication had died, compared to 0.7 per cent of the patients who took the medication (http://circ.ahajournals.org).

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

NHS England's acting director of primary care Dr Nikita Kanani says connecting with...

Next-day GP appointments three times as likely to be missed as same-day bookings

Next-day GP appointments three times as likely to be missed as same-day bookings

Patients are nearly three times as likely to miss appointments booked with GP practices...

Outsourcing GP services overseas could be 'legal minefield', experts warn

Outsourcing GP services overseas could be 'legal minefield', experts warn

Using digital technology to outsource GP consultations overseas could leave the NHS...

RCGP sets out advice for GPs on prescribing cannabis

RCGP sets out advice for GPs on prescribing cannabis

GPs should warn patients hoping to access cannabis-based medicines that the process...

Every patient in England has access to extended hours GP appointments

Every patient in England has access to extended hours GP appointments

Every patient in England now has access to extended hours GP appointments, NHS England...

GP at Hand takes down video that sent 'wrong message' about antibiotics

GP at Hand takes down video that sent 'wrong message' about antibiotics

GP at Hand has removed a promotional video from its website that showed a patient...