TITLE

Cholinesterase inhibitors and cardiovascular disease: a survey of old age psychiatrists' practice

AUTHOR(S)
Malone, Darren M.; Lindesay, James
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Age & Ageing;May2007, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p331
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study on the use of cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI) drug donepezil in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in England. Syncope is said to be a common side effect of the drug. It cites the effects of the prescription of ChEIs without proper care and supervision to patients. It stresses the importance of developing consensus guidelines as to what is the best practice in monitoring patients with cardiovascular comorbidities who are prescribed with ChEI.
ACCESSION #
25339878

 

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