Do Patients Know How to Use Sublingual Glyceryl Trinitrate?
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:MARTIN HENMAN, Evelyn Deasy, Ciara Kirke, Helen Naddy, 'Do Patients Know How to Use Sublingual Glyceryl Trinitrate?', 2011, IPU Review;, November;
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Glyceryl trinitrate is a nitrate, a potent coronary vasodilator which exerts its principal benefit by reducing venous return, which reduces left ventricular work. Vasodilation is also associated with the undesired effects of flushing, headaches and postural hypotension. This practice research in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (Tallaght) showed that patients do not always understand the correct use and dose of glyceryl trinitrate, particularly in the control of acute symptoms.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:IPU Review;
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Keywords:Practice Research into patient knowledge of, and capability to use medication for angina (Glyceryl Trinitirate spray)
Subject (TCD):Ageing , ADHERENCE , ADHERENCE TO THERAPY , ANGINA , CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE , CHRONIC STABLE ANGINA , Cardiovascular Pharmacology , Cardiovascular disease, pharmacology , Cardiovascular function , Clinical Pharmacy , PATIENT EDUCATION , PHARMACEUTICAL CARE , PHARMACY PRACTICE , Patient Empowerment , Patient safety , Pharmaceutical care of the elderly , Pharmacists role in health education and promotion , STABLE ANGINA , community pharmacists , practice issues, patient education