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Current status of beta-blockers in non-cardiac diseases in a Tertiary Level Hospital


Nahar DN1, Saha SK2, Heena KN3, Rana AR4, Hasanat F5


Background: Beta-blockers are among the proven medications in cardiovascular Medicine and in non-cardiac disorders either as preventive or curative medicine. Aim & Objectives: To see the pattern of using Beta blockers in non-cardiac diseases. Material and methods: Cross-sectional, descriptive study conducted in the Department of pharmacology in collaboration with the Department of cardiology and Medicine in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh. Result: A total of 300 patients were selected non-randomly for the study. In this particular study, where total 300 patients received beta-blockers in case of cardiac and non-cardiac disorders, 87.7% were cardiac patients with cardiovascular co-morbidities. 12.3% patients had non-cardiac disorders. In case of non-cardiac disorder, out of 37 participants, 40% of them were suffering from migraine, which was highest among all other non-cardiac disorders. Drug used in non-cardiac disorders was non-selective beta-blocker propranolol. Conclusion: It is concluded that in non-cardiac disorders, Beta-blocker is one of the most common medicine. In case of non-cardiac disorders, majority of them were suffering from migraine, which is highest among all other non-cardiac disorders.

Key-words: Non-cardiac disorder, Beta-blocker, Migraine, Anxiety, Thyrotoxicosis

Issue: Vol. 7 No. 1 (2021)

Publish Date: Jun 01, 2022