What is it about?
This paper describes an exploratory study where elderly citizens' medication were analysed. Individuals were recruited in the ambulatory setting (via pharmacies) and in nursing homes. More than half the individuals were taking medication with cardiovascular risk, and a considerable proportion included medication with major risk. Some of these patients had previous history of cardiovascular disease. The most frequent groups of medication considered potentially inappropriate with cardiovascular risk were anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antipsychotics.
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Why is it important?
The findings may contribute to raise awareness among practitioners of safe medication use among the elderly. Ultimately, this study will lead to the development of computer assisted tools that may individually guide safer prescribing.
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This page is a summary of: Identification of potentially inappropriate medications with risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events among elderly patients in ambulatory setting and long-term care facilities, Clinical Interventions in Aging, March 2019, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/cia.s192252.
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