One-third of stroke patients ditch meds within a year

Only around half are fully adherent, says lead researcher Dr Monique Kilkenny (PhD)

Up to one-third of patients who have experienced an ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke, or a TIA, discontinue preventive medications within the first year after the event, according to the largest Australian study of its kind. 

Dr Monique Kilkenny (PhD).
Dr Monique Kilkenny (PhD).

In the study, presented at a stroke conference in mid-September, researchers found four out of five patients were dispensed one or more antihypertensive,

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