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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140-143

A case study on geriatric patient with coronary artery disease-associated diabetic foot ulcer: A clinical pharmacist management care

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutics, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Cardiology, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Cardiology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M S Umashankar
Department of Pharmaceutics, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur - 603 203, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_117_19

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A 66-year-old male patient was presented to the cardiology ward with complaints of chest pain for couple of days, breathlessness, sweating, and cough. He had complaints of loss of sensation over foot. He had past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus with hypertension. He had a history of ulcer with right big toe gangrene and trauma to right big toe before 20 days. Following with this condition, he developed a small ulcer. He has previous history of wound debridement. His echocardiogram detected moderate left ventricular systolic function and left ventricular ejection fraction was 38% which confirmed the presence of coronary artery disease. He underwent coronary angiogram which showed the presence of calcific coronary artery disease with triple vessel disease. The patient was diagnosed with diabetic foot ulcer with coronary artery disease. He was continuously monitored for a week and prescribed with medications. The patient was found stable and he was discharged from the hospital with advise of scheduled Physician's follow-up. The patient was forwarded to a clinical pharmacist counseling services for medication usage, foot care, wound care, lifestyle modifications' advices, physical exercise, stress management strict medication adherence, dietary intake suggestions, and disease-based information to alleviate the progress of disease complications. The medications advice by clinical pharmacist services in such complex disease association management is an imperative need in clinical practice. The clinical pharmacist intervention was proved to be an implementation to effective therapeutic outcomes in the patient.

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