Prescribing Pattern of Anti Platelet Medications of Cardiovascular Disease Patients in Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Emil G Rajesh, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Grace College of Pharmacy, Kodunthirapully, Palakkad, Kerala, India
2020 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the name for the group of disorders of heart and blood vessels, and includes: hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (heart attack), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardio myopathies. Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the prescribing pattern of anti-platelet medications for CVD patients. Methodology: This is a prospective observational study
more » ... servational study conducted in the General medicine ward of Karuna Medical College Hospital from October 2019-april 2020. The useful data were obtained from patient case profiles, 236 cases were collected from general medicine wards, according to study criteria. Results: In this study of 236 case sheets of patients with CVD were analyzed, out of that 160 (68%) were males and 76 (32%) were female. The distribution of CVD patients according to age groups 30-40,41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-70 and >80 years are found to be 2%, 11%, 28%, 26%,24%, and 9% respectively. The drug utilization of anti-platelets was found to be 84%. Majority of the patients were prescribed with aspirin. Conclusion: We conclude that minimizing the number of drugs per prescription, the irrational prescribing pattern of the drugs can be avoided by strictly following to the treatment guidelines and Ideal prescription writing.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v8i5.24 fatcat:lg76gnse65eu3ofm2au5w4v4rm