Journal article

Prevalence of mineralocorticoid antagonist prescription after ST-elevation myocardial infarction with impaired left ventricular function: a single centre experience. (Preprint)

Kawa Haji, Joshua Wong, Chiew Wong, Koen Simons, Nicholas Cox, Michael Seman, Matthew Pitkins, Christopher Neil

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Evidence suggests long term benefit from angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition (ACE-I) or angiotensin receptor blockade (ARB), beta-adrenoceptor antagonism and mineralocorticoid antagonism (MRA) in patients with left ventricular dysfunction After myocardial infarction. However, despite clinical evidence and clearly articulated guidelines, several studies suggest low rates of prescription of some medications like MRA in the target group with post- myocardial infarction left ventricular dysfunction (MI LVD), both in Australia and other countries OBJECTIVE To ident..

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