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BOSCH NUNEZ, Ana Ibis  and  MALONGA FERNANDEZ, Natacha. Medications of the type indication-prescription in patients with heart failure. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.7, pp.935-942. ISSN 1029-3019.

An investigation comprised in the studies of the type indication-prescription drugs use, that included 50 patients with heart failure, admitted at "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba during the 2006 was carried out, aimed at evaluating the individualization of treatment, the therapeutic scheme and the drug combinations . Diuretics, digitalics and inhibitors of the angiotensin converting enzyme were used, among which there were furosemide, digoxin and captopril prevailed, and their indication was considered inadequate, mainly due to the unfulfillment of the established standard.

Keywords : heart failure; drugs prescription; therapeutic scheme; drug combinations; secondary health care.

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