Your Patient Health Diary is alsoa useful record of your health.As you will see, the diary containsrecording sections for medicationand for measurements, such asblood pressure, so at any time youand your doctor can see how youare responding to treatment.While cardiovascular disease iscommon in Australia, there have beenimportant improvements in treatmentin recent years. As a result, deathrates from cardiovascular diseasehave fallen signicantly.
This bookshould help ensure that you receivethe maximum benet from yourtreatment.
How to use this book
Take it with you whenever yousee your doctor or ll a prescriptionfrom a pharmacist. Ask yourdoctor or specialist to recordany measurements taken in theappropriate section. Make sure thatyour pharmacist completes thedispensing section: If your pharmacistsubstitutes a generic drug for theprescribed drug it is important thatthis change is recorded.
This book will help you keep trackof the medications you take, theirstrengths and any changes tomedication that your doctor orpharmacist makes.In a recent survey, up to one in fourAustralians reported taking four ormore prescription medications
. Whenprescribed a number of medications,there is always the possibility of notalways taking the correct medicationat the correct time. To avoid thispossible confusion, keep this bookup-to-date at all times, and get rid ofany medications that are no longercurrent for you. If you have any doubtsabout your medication, take this bookwith you and ask your doctor orpharmacist to clarify the situation.Please note: The information withinthis diary is intended as a generalintroduction and is not meant tosubstitute for your doctor’s orhealthcare professional’s advice.All care is taken to ensure that theinformation is relevant to the reader.If further information is required,please discuss with your doctor orhealthcare professional.
Your cardiovascular health diary
This diary is specially designed to help you keep trackof your medication and avoid confusion.