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Cardiovascular medication code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270788
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing cardiovascular medication currently being used by a person.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
2Angiotensin II (A2) receptor blockers
3Beta blockers
4Calcium antagonists
8None of the above
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1     Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Use this code for ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril and trandolapril).

CODE 2     Angiotensin II (A2) receptor blockers

Use this code for Angiotensin II receptor blockers (candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan and telmisartan).

CODE 3     Beta blockers

Use this code for Beta blockers (atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, oxprenolol, pindolol, propranolol and sotalol).

CODE 4     Calcium antagonists

Use this code for Calcium antagonists ( amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, lercanidipine, nifedipine and verapamil).

CODE 8     None of the above

This code is used when none of the listed medications is being taken by the person.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

This code should only be used in situations where it is not practicable to ask the questions.

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The person should be asked a series of questions about any current medication for a cardiovascular condition as follows:

Are you currently taking any medication for a cardiovascular condition?

___Yes ___No

If the person answers 'NO', then code 8 should be applied.

If the person answers 'YES', then ask which one(s) (from the list of drugs in the Guide for use).

Ace Inhibitors                           ___Yes ___No

Angiotensin II receptor blockers   ___Yes ___No

Beta blockers                            ___Yes ___No

Calcium antagonists                   ___Yes ___No

The appropriate code should be recorded for each type of medication currently in use.

Relational attributes

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Person—cardiovascular medication taken (current), code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005

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