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Högt BMI i medelåldern ökar risken för senare hjärtsvikt

Journal article
Authors Lena Björck
Annika Rosengren
Published in Läkartidningen
Volume 113
ISSN 0023-7205
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Language sv
Subject categories Clinical Medicine

Abstract

Physicians often assume that patients have a negligible aversion to lifelong medication and that medication disutility is almost zero. While a large number of patients are willing to take a lifelong primary prevention therapy that allow them to live longer, there is a group with extreme medication disutility desiring 10 years or more in life expectancy in order to consider therapy. Also, the expected benefits of medication often exceed the real benefits. When initiating medication the patients should be actively involved in the decision-making process. An individualized approach could potentially increase the adherence to therapy.

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