Factors associated with the use of various medications amongst patients with severe coronary artery disease.
To describe variations by age, sex, symptom severity and hospital region in the use of various medications amongst patients with stable angina pectoris who are candidates for coronary revascularization.
Patients (n=2030) with chronic stable angina pectoris participating in a national survey evaluating the appropriateness of the use of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
As part of a national study of the appropriateness of coronary revascularization, data were prospectively collected on patients referred for consideration of coronary revascularization to seven of the eight public Swedish heart centres that performed approximately 92% of all bypass operations in Sweden in 1994.
Amongst all patients 76% were treated with beta blockers. 41% with calcium antagonists and 71% with long-acting nitrates and 70% were treated with at least two of these three drugs.
Eighty-two per cent of the patients used aspirin and 14% lipid-lowering drugs.
According to logistic regression analysis, with medication as the dependent variable and independent variables of age, sex, angina functional class, findings at exercise test, history of various diseases and region in Sweden where the investigation took place, the most consistent factor explaining the use of various medications was found to be geographical region. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Homme, Antiangoreux, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Pratique professionnelle, Critère décision, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Human, Antianginal agent, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Professional practice, Decision criterion, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0130976
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 16/11/1999.