Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Pharmacoepidemiological analysis of the drugs used for secondary prevention of brain infarction on dispensary stage

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №1 Pages: 189-195
Heading: Parmacology Article type: Original article
Authors: Miheyeva N.V., Reshetko O.V., Furman N.V.
Organization: Saratov Institute of Cardiology, Russia, Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

Aim. The secondary prevention of cerebral infarction on dispensary stage to current clinical guidelines was analyzed. Adherence of patients to prescribe medications was evaluated. Material and methods. 106 patients of hospital neurologic department with brain infarction were included in prospective pharmacoepidemiological study of the drugs used for secondary prevention of brain infarction on dispensary stage since 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009. Duration of outpatient observation was 3 years. Results. All of the patients were of 64,9 ± 10,3 years old. Hypertension was diagnosed in 102 of them (96.2%), atrial fibrillation — in 33 (31.1%) patients. 39 (36.8%) patients died during 3 years after discharge from the hospital. ACE inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor antagonist were prescribed for 83 (78.3%) patients, antiplatelet- 76 (71,7%), statins — 16 (15,1%) patients in discharge from hospital. Warfarin was prescribed only for 1 (3.05%) patient with atrial fibrillation and ischemic stroke.consumption of drugs with evidence efficiency were diminished already after one year of observation in outpatient clinics. Conclusion.Therapy for secondary stroke prevention is not fully comply with current clinical guidelines

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