The polypill: An effective approach to increasing adherence and reducing cardiovascular event risk.

@article{Bramlage2017ThePA,
  title={The polypill: An effective approach to increasing adherence and reducing cardiovascular event risk.},
  author={Peter Bramlage and Helen Sims and J Minguet and Carmen Ferrero},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={297-310}
}
Background Despite a wide range of medications being available for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as stroke, myocardial infarction and mortality in both a primary and secondary setting, patient adherence to complex therapy regimens involving different drug classes remains low worldwide. Combining antiplatelet, antihypertensive, lipid-lowering and potentially further drugs into one 'polypill' has the potential to increase adherence, thereby reducing risk factors to a greater extent… CONTINUE READING