Adherence to drug therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation

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We studied treatment adherence in 118 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who were between the ages of 45 and 88 years. 63.6% of patients with arrhythmia to take a medicine irregularly. Patients consider as the reasons of an irregular drug intake a large quantity of tablets (94,9%), side effects (49,2%) the bad control of arrhythmia and pulse increase (40,7%). Only 25% of men and 44,3% of women (p = 0,025) had strict adherence. The patients who know about complications of disease to take medicines more regularly. 75,8% of patients are more 75 years irregularly accepted medicines, 63,6% from them considered harmful constant reception of medicines. Conclusions: Patients with atrial fibrillation have low treatment compliance. The factors improving compliance are the personal motivation of patients, good informing about diseases and their complications.

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М A Kachkovskiy

Samara State Medical University

Samara State Medical University

O V Krasnoslobodskaya

Railway Road Clinical Hospital, Samara

Railway Road Clinical Hospital, Samara


Copyright (c) 2010 Качковский М.А., Краснослободская О.В.

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