Heart Matters

The Complexity of Medication Management for Older Patients with Heart Failure

March 3, 201415 min
Hosted by: Janet Wright
Guest: Michael Steinman
One of the characteristics of our older patients with heart failure is that they often have other conditions and therefore take multiple medications. How can we reduce the risk of adverse drug events among patients with heart failure and other comorbidities? Dr. Michael Steinman, associate professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center discusses the challenge of managing medications for older patients with heart failure and offers his ideas on how to reduce drug interactions and encourage adherence. How can we better coordinate care between physicians to optimize care for patients with heart failure? Dr. Janet Wright hosts.

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