Dilated cardiomyopathy: a pharmacotherapeutic research


  • Mohammad Younus Mohiuddin Department of Pharmacy Practice, Shadan College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India




Community awareness programs, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Prevalence, Prognosis, Treatment pattern, Ventricular hypertrophy


Background: AHA defines cardiomyopathies as a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction that usually (but not invariably) exhibit inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy or dilatation and are due to a variety of causes that frequently are genetic.

Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted in the year 2017 at an OPD of Cardiology of a private hospital located in Telangana state, India. Data has been collected after diagnosis is made and treatment regimen is given by an Interventional Cardiologist.

Results: Data has been collected from 78 cardiac patients, out of which 17.9% patients had Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) among them 57.14% were male. In the present study DCM was reported more in the age group of 61-70 years (42.85%). Treatment pattern in most of the prescriptions include Diuretics, Beta blockers, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEI), Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs), Cardiac Glycosides, Antiplatelet and Antihyperlipidaemics.

Conclusions: To conclude, lack of awareness among people about this disease is leading it to progress to advanced stages and prognosis of which is poor. Conducting community awareness programs can play a key component in improving the prognosis of this disease.


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Mohiuddin, M. Y. (2019). Dilated cardiomyopathy: a pharmacotherapeutic research. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 8(4), 772–776. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20191115



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