Largo Medical Center
heart failure, heart diseases, cardiovascular diseases, medication adherence, treatment adherence and compliance, patient compliance, health behavior, patient education
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Therapeutics
- Approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure.
- 25% of individuals die within one year of diagnosis and more than 80% die within 8 years.
- Full adherence to medications may be as low as 30% in heart failure patients.
- Non-compliant patients are two times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and have a three times higher mortality rate.
Publisher or Conference
ACOI Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions
Stout K, Navarro I. Using Education to Increase Compliance with Heart Failure Medications. Poster presented at: ACOI Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions; October 17-21, 2018; Orlando, FL.