A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death and other adverse events.
It’s important to note that this study was in patients who had had a heart attack in the past.
The SECURE study followed 2,500 patients who had suffered a previous heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction) over a median of 36 months.
Those who took the polypill containing ramipril, aspirin, and atorvastatin had a 24% lower risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction or stroke, or emergency coronary revascularization than people who received usual care.
Ramipril is a blood pressure medication and atorvastatin is a cholesterol medication.
Read the full story in Cardiovascular Business.
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