CME/CE: Follow-Up & Drug Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

CME/CE: Follow-Up & Drug Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction
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Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

Director, DCRI Education
Fellowship Associate Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Hospital

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has received research grant support from Eli Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo, Astra Zeneca, BristolMyers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, and Regeneron, and has received paid consulting services for Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca, and Premier.

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Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc (click to view)

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

Director, DCRI Education
Fellowship Associate Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Hospital

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has received research grant support from Eli Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo, Astra Zeneca, BristolMyers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, and Regeneron, and has received paid consulting services for Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca, and Premier.

Older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to have poorer adherence to their post-discharge medication regimens if they go longer periods of time before being followed up. Delaying outpatient follow-up after AMI may worsen outcomes for this patient group.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Faridi KF, Peterson ED, McCoy LA, Thomas L, Enriquez J, Wang TY. Timing of first postdischarge follow-up and medication adherence after acute myocardial infarction. JAMA Cardiol. 2016;1:147-155. Available at: http://cardiology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2505212.

Hess CN, Shah BR, Peng SA, Thomas L, RoeMT, Peterson ED. Association of early physician follow-up and 30-day readmission after non–ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction among older patients. Circulation. 2013;128:1206-1213.

Daugherty SL, Ho PM, Spertus JA, et al. Association of early follow-up after acute myocardial infarction with higher rates of medication use. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:485-491.

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