Higher long-term adherence to statins in rural patients at high atherosclerotic risk
Matthew R Peverelle, Arul Baradi, Sarang Paleri, Yun Suk Lee, Rohullah Sultani, Samia R Toukhsati, David L Hare, Edward Janus, Andrew M Wilson
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LIPIDOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Rural patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) experience greater cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than their urban counterparts. Statin therapy is a key component of ASCVD treatment. The extent to which there may be regional differences in long-term adherence to statins is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term rates of adherence to statins in a high-risk ASCVD cohort, and whether regional differences exist between rural and urban patients. METHODS: Follow-up was conducted in patients who underwent coronary angiography at a single tertiary center between 2009 and 2013. Adherence was defined as consumption of prescribed statin ≥6 days per week. Patients..View full abstract
Associate Professor Andrew M. Wilson is supported by grants from the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Australia and Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Australia. Dr Arul Baradi is supported by Australian Government Research Training Program and Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement (CRE-COI) PhD Scholarships.