DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20214130
Published: 2021-10-26

A nationwide questionnaire-based survey on practice patterns and management of chronic stable angina with a controlled release formulation of trimetazidine

Anil Balachandran, V. Jaganathan, Darshan Jhala, Sunandan Sikdar, Darshan Jhala, Sunandan Sikdar, Absar Ahmad

Abstract


Background: There is lack of real-world evidence on various aspects of chronic stable angina (CSA). Hence, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted to garner real-world data about the prevalence of CSA among Indian patients; the associated comorbidities among these patients; management practices for CSA in India; and factors affecting compliance in patients with CSA with a special focus on day and night pack for trimetazidine controlled release (CR) 35 mg BD tablets.

Methods: In all, 100 health care practitioners (HCPs) who each observed 15 patients with CSA in their clinical practice participated in this quantitative, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study. The data were collected using a structured questionnaire with 30 questions grouped into 5 sections. Data were analyzed using percentages.

Results: The results from the survey showed that 52.7% HCPs had observed 31-50% of angina patients with diabetes mellitus as comorbidity. As per the questionnaire survey, 77.4% HCPs preferred trimetazidine as a second-line agent when an angina patient was not responding to beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), and nitrates. Furthermore, 30.1% of HCPs preferred trimetazidine CR 35 mg BD as it improved exercise tolerance as well. Results from the survey reported that 65.6% HCPs agreed with the statement that day and night packs of trimetazidine tablets help in improving patient compliance and adherence to therapy.

Conclusions: Trimetazidine CR 35 mg BD appears to have a safety profile suitable for various conditions and for patients with multiple comorbidities. Trimetazidine day and night packs of tablets help in improving patient compliance and adherence to therapy.


Keywords


Chronic stable angina, Trimetazidine, Questionnaire-based survey

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