Objective To analyze the clinical medications in elderly patients with cardiovascular diseases. Methods The medical records were extracted and statistically analyzed in 386 elderly patients with cardiovascular diseases in Department of Vasculocardiology of our hospital. Results The primary hypertension, coronary heart disease, and arrhythmias were the most common cardiovascular diseases in elderly patients. The most frequently prescribed medications were calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and traditional Chinese medicine compound preparations, which accounted for 28.2%, 21.5% and 19.4%, respectively. The drug combination therapy is often used in clinical practice, and the proportion of four, five, ≥ six drugs combination therapy was 16.6 %,21.2 % and 29.0 %, respectively. Conclusions It is important to pay more attention to reducing adverse reactions and improving the rationality and safety of the drugs combination therapy in the treatment of senile cardiovascular diseases.
Chinese Journal of Geriatrics
Clinical medications application