Heart attack patients and medication
Posted at: 07/03/2012 7:21 AM
Many heart attack survivors are not taking their medicine properly after getting released from the hospital.
The study from Vanderbilt University also found that patients who work with a pharmacist still make mistakes.
Researchers found that one out of every two patients had a major medication error within 30 days of leaving the hospital.
Experts say the patients in the study were well-educated and that more work needs to be done to help patients safely keep track of their medication.
Another study found that nearly one million adults who suffer a heart attack need to go back to the hospital within the first 30 days of recovery.