Nonadherence to prescribed medications is common in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease and is an important cause of morbidity and hospital admissions. In this issue, Drs. Lucas and Nair review the epidemiology of noncompliance in the elderly, discuss obstacles to adherence in older patients, and provide insights into assessing and improving compliance in this population. Dr. Marc A. Silver then reports on 2 studies from the recent literature, including an assessment of prognosis following myocardial infarction in relation to age, and an echocardiographic analysis of the prevalence of aortic valve abnormalities in a randomly selected population of elderly adults.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - 1993|