Dr. Fuster suggests that a solution lies in the development of a Polypill one pill that combines the benefits of all three drugs in one pill and that costs as little as $1 a month. The Polypill also addresses another important health issue compliance. Only a minority of patients continue to take all three medications as prescribed after 3 years. The Polypill simplifies drug maintenance by combining three medications into one pill.
Dr. Valentin Fuster is the former Presidents of the World Heart Federation and The American Heart Association. Dr. Fuster also serves Director of both The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.