Determining Doctors’ Perception Of Management Of Coronary Artery Disease

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%)

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. When the doctors were asked which pharmacotherapies are recommended by them for long-term use, 25% recommended antiplatelet therapy and 22% recommended beta-blockers

  4. When the doctors were asked about approaches to improving long-term CAD outcomes (except for life-threatening cases), 51% preferred pharmacotherapy

  5. 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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