Help Spot Nonadherence to Heart Failure Meds
One in four heart failure patients are readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge...often due to medication-related problems.
Nonadherence to meds is a big reason...and one that you can help spot when you're taking admission medication histories.
Expect most heart failure patients to get an ACE inhibitor (lisinopril, etc) or an ARB (losartan, etc)...a beta-blocker (carvedilol, etc)...and often spironolactone. These improve outcomes and survival.