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Title: Beta-blockers are under-prescribed in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and co-morbid cardiac disease
Austin Authors: Neef, Pieter;McDonald, Christine F ;Burrell, Louise M ;Irving, LB;Johnson, DF;Steinfort, DP
Affiliation: General Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine and Cardiology, The University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publication information: Internal Medicine Journal 2016; 46(11): 1336-1340
Abstract: The use of beta-blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and co-morbid cardiovascular disease is controversial, despite increasing evidence to support their use as safe and efficacious. This study retrospectively assessed the rates of beta-blocker prescription in patients admitted to two Australian tertiary hospitals for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This revealed that less than half of patients (45%) with known cardiac indications were receiving beta-blocker therapy, evident across all degrees of airways disease severity. Further work is needed to ensure that medical management of this patient group is optimised.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/16619
DOI: 10.1111/imj.13240
ORCID: 0000-0003-1863-7539
PubMed URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27813357
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: COPD
Beta-blocker
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Drug Prescriptions
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Heart Failure
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