[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/571456]
Prof Anthony Rodgers
Brief description Patients who have cardiovascular disease are at very high risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, and current guidelines recommend the long-term use of aspirin, blood pressure lowering drugs and a cholesterol lowering drug in such patients to reduce their risks. The proposed research will investigate whether the availability of a polypill (a single pill containing all these drugs) will help ensure patients are appropriately prescribed these treatments, and keep taking them long-term. Australian researchers will have a pivotal role in collecting and interpreting the data in this trial. In addition, Australian researchers will combine the findings of this study with results from similar trials being conducted in Australia (1600 patients, including 600 Aboriginal participants) and New Zealand (600 patients, including 600 Maori participants). This overview will provide very accurate information about the usefulness of the polypill, and how it should be used worldwide.
Funding Amount $AUD 314,535.72
Funding Scheme NHMRC Strategic Awards
Aust/EU Collaborative Research Grant