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PRESCRIBING TREND OF DRUGS UTILIZED IN THE ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE(IHD) MANAGEMENT IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN KARACHI.

Dr. Maqsood Ahmed Khan*, Prof. Dr Ali Akber Sial, Syed Imran Ali, Zaib-un-isa, Dr. Rasheeda Fatima, Dr. Meena Mairaj, Dr. Aisha Khan and Dr. Maryam Ahsan

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Aims: The study aim was to analyse the prescribing trend of drugs utilized in the ischemic heart disease(IHD). Settings and Design: study consist of retrospective patient files reviews and analysis of patients with IHD who met the inclusion criteria. Study conducted in Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi. Materials and Methods: patients’ data who fulfill the inclusive criteria condition collected in specially designed case record forms. Patient data such as, demographics, risk factors procedures and investigations performed during the hospital stay were collected. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive statistics were used to determine frequencies and percentages of characteristics, risk factors and medication used. SPSS version 15 were used to Perform analysis. Results: Age groups 51-60years (38.66%) were found to be more likely to IHD. In this study, we finds that. (Aspirin and Clopidogrel) antiplatelet,(nitrglycerine as antiangina,(metoprolol) as (beta blocker antihypertensive), atorvastatin as lipid lowering agent and enoxaparin as anticoagulant agent were mostly prescribed in this hospital. Conclusions: Aspirin , Clopidogrel (antiplateleta), nitrglycerine as antiangina, metoprolol as beta blocker (antihypertensive) and atorvastatin as lipid lowering agent and enoxaparin as antcoagulant agent were frequently prescribed in this hospital and data were analyzed based on different focused updates of ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease.

Keywords: Clopidogrel, Aspirin, coronary artery disease, prescription pattern.


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