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Patient harm from cardiovascular medications.

Paradissis C, Cottrell N, Coombes I, et al. Patient harm from cardiovascular medications. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021;12:20420986211027451. doi: 10.1177/20420986211027451

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August 25, 2021
Paradissis C, Cottrell N, Coombes ID, et al. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021;12:204209862110274.

Adverse drug events are a common source of harm in both inpatient and ambulatory patients. This narrative review of 75 studies concluded that cardiovascular medications are a leading cause of medication harm across different clinical settings, and that older adults are at increased risk. Medications to treat high blood pressure and arrhythmias were the most common cause of medication harm.

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Paradissis C, Cottrell N, Coombes I, et al. Patient harm from cardiovascular medications. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021;12:20420986211027451. doi: 10.1177/20420986211027451