More people die in the world from cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. About 2 in 10 deaths occur from CAD in adults less than 65 years old. Early intervention and management are necessary to prevent the worsening of the disease.
Objective: Determining doctors’ perception of management of coronary artery disease.
A total of 81 doctors participated in the survey- Cardiologist (32%) and CARD (68%)
- When the doctors were asked how often they come across patients with coronary artery disease between the ages of 20-45 years, 54% of them said they often
- When the doctors were asked which risk factors were commonly found in patients diagnosed with CAD, 22% responded to diabetes, 19% responded to tobacco smoking
- When the doctors were asked which pharmacotherapies are recommended by them for long-term use, 25% recommended antiplatelet therapy and 22% recommended beta-blockers
- When the doctors were asked about approaches to improving long-term CAD outcomes (except for life-threatening cases), 51% preferred pharmacotherapy
- When the doctors were asked which factors make it difficult to control CAD, 55% responded to a lack of awareness of symptoms leading to late diagnosis
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