Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Understanding why patients do not take their medication and stimulating adherence

10' education - Aug. 27, 2016 - ESC Rome, Italy - Prof. Robert Horne (London, United Kingdom)

CSI Rome Robert Horne is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine who studies treatment non-adherence. Monique van Kleef discusses with him why this is a particular problem in hypertension, and how this may be improved.

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  • Why do patients not take their medication? 0:33
  • The most important reasons for patients not to adhere to therapy. 3:00
  • Why is treatment adherence particularly difficult in hypertension? 5:40
  • What can be done to improve treatment adherence? 7:26
  • How to identify the patietns who are not adhering to therapy? 10:47
  • Monitoring adherence by measuring drugs and metabolites. 12:34

Educational information

In the Cardiovascular Scene Investigation (CSI) series, young clinicians with an investigative mindset interview experts about the context and meaning of the results they just presented at the ESC congress.

The series is aimed to explore the background and practical implications of recent scientific developments, like those discussed in the session called 'Haemodynamics and outcomes in hypertension' at the ESC Congress 2016, with speakers in this session.


Robert Horne - Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University College London, United Kingdom

Monique van Kleef - UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

The speakers did not receive financial compensation for participating in these interviews

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