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Thienopyridine Therapy Risk Factors for Noncompliance

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a drug-eluting stent who may not be compliant with thienopyridine therapy based on the study of Spertus et al.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, compliance/adherence

ICD-10:

I20-I25

Description:

Spertus et al identified risk factors for poor compliance by a patient prescribed a thienopyridine following placement of a drug-eluted stent. Failure to continue thienopyridine therapy is associated with significant complications. The authors are from multiple universities participating in the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

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