Percutaneous coronary intervention vs. optimal medical therapy - the other side of the coin: medication adherence

Kocas C., Abaci O., Oktay V., Coskun U., Bostan C., Yıldız A., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS, vol.38, no.6, pp.476-479, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


What is known and objectiveAlthough many studies have examined medication adherence in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), no prospective trial has compared medication adherence between patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or with optimal medical therapy (OMT) in real life. This study sought to compare the adherence to evidence-based secondary preventive medications in patients with documented CAD treated with PCI and OMT, or OMT alone.