ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF DANSHENFORM COMPOUND IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA PECTORIS

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Mahmood ul Hassan
Saqib Qureshi
Chiragh Hussain
Adnan Mehmood Gul
Mohammad Hafizullah

Abstract

Objective

 

 

 

: To assess the efficacy of danshenform compound in patient with angina pectoris already on

optimal dose of anti anginal therapy assessed by exercise tolerance test.

 

Methodology

 

 

 

th

week recorded. Total

exercise time, onset of chest pain during exercise, onset of ST segments depression before and after

 

treatment with Danshenform compound was recorded.

 

 

 

: Thirty eight patients with stable angina were included in the study. Patients were exercised

on treadmill according to Bruce protocol at baseline and one week later. At second week, Danshenform

 

compound 500 mg was prescribed bid for four weeks. At the end of 4 weeks, exercise tolerance test was

 

performed. Duration and number of anginal episodes before and at the end of 4th 

 

week recorded. Total

 

exercise time, onset of chest pain during exercise, onset of ST segments depression before and after

 

 

treatment with Danshenform compound was recorded.

 

Results

 

 

: The number of anginal episodes after 4 weeks treatment with danshenform was reduced

significantly from 4.2+2.4 to 1.4+1.6/week (p=0.001). Time of onset of chest pain improved from 4.63+2.4

 

to 5.4+3.7 minutes (p=0.35) on exercise tolerance test. Duration of exercise increased from 6.52+1.9

 

minutes to 8.32+2.3 (p=0.001).Time of onset of ST depression increased from 5.8+1.7 to 7.7+1.6 minutes

 

(p=0.001) on stress test. Anginal class improved significantly after 4 weeks of treatment with danshenform

 

compound (p=0.001) with no significant effect on resting heart rate (p=0.58) and systolic blood pressure

 

(p=0.07) respectively.

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

 

: Danshenform compound is useful in reducing anginal episodes, increasing exercise duration,

improving functional anginal class, delaying the onset of ST depression on exercise tolerance test in

 

 

patient with ischemic heart disease.

 

 

 

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Hassan M ul, Qureshi S, Hussain C, Gul AM, Hafizullah M. ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF DANSHENFORM COMPOUND IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA PECTORIS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 29 [cited 2021 Nov. 27];26(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1200
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