Heart failure patients 'often prescribed contraindicated drugs'

Only one in six patients regularly attending their GP had the condition clearly documented, a study shows

Almost two-thirds of general practice patients with confirmed or likely heart failure are prescribed medications that may worsen their condition, such as macrolides or NSAIDs, Australian clinicians have found.

Professor Mark Harris
Professor Mark Harris.

Their study also showed that only one in six patients regularly attending their GP had the condition documented clearly, which could lead to poor use of

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