|dc.description.abstract||Cardiovascular drugs encompass a large number of prescription medications that are used to
control heart disease. It is a complicated group of drugs with many being used for multiple heart
conditions. The main objective of this survey was to analyze the prescribed cardiovascular drugs
with their brand name marketed by different local and international companies of Bangladesh.
This was a descriptive cross-sectional survey involving patients, physicians and pharmacy incharge
based on questionnaire with answer and followed up by prescription monitoring.
This study carried out at the outdoor of National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD)
(Shera-e- Bangla Nagar Dhaka-1207,Bangladesh) from March -20 to May-10. A total number of
219 prescription were collected among them 200 prescriptions is selected that were completely
cardiac disease drugs content, 99% prescriptions were prescribed by the specialist but only 1%
by general physicians.
Out of the total patients with a male, female ratio of 160:40, all patients were over 12 years and
approximately 70 % the patients were demographically from urban area whereas 30% patients
came from rural area. Individual patients got different classes of drugs including Beta-blockers,
Organic nitrates, anticoagulant, antiplatelet and thrombolytic agents, Calcium channel blockers,
Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Lipid lowering agents and Miscellaneous agents were respectively
19.00, 26.00, 35.00,15.00,7.50,12.50 and 1.00 percent.
This study may be guidelines for optimizing rational use of cardiovascular drugs and also a new
statistical approach for effective cardiovascular disease management in Bangladesh.||en_US