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Optimizing Noncardiac Prescription in a Cardiac Patient

Ashraf Kader Sahib, Meenakshisundaram Chenniappan

Keywords : Comorbidities, Drug interactions, Efficacy, Safety

Citation Information : Sahib AK, Chenniappan M. Optimizing Noncardiac Prescription in a Cardiac Patient. Bengal Physician Journal 2020; 7 (3):63-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7032

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Comorbidities are present in greater than 75% of cardiac patients. While choosing therapy for such patients it is important to keep in mind the complex interactions of various drugs in the background of comorbidities. Safety should be the prime concern though the efficacy of the drugs should not be compromised too much. This article touches upon the therapy of cardiac patients with anemia, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, thyroid disorders, sleep disorders, psychiatric illness, or malignancies. Drug class, dosage, drug route, or contraindications have been highlighted for optimal management.


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