piracetam effect on elderly coronary heart disease

Clinical and hemodynamic effect of piracetam (Nootropil) in elderly and very old patients with coronary heart disease in the outpatient rehabilitative period

Pimenov LT, Kalinina SA, Churshin AD.

Kardiologiia 1992 May;32(5):35-7

Abstract

The clinical and hemodynamic efficiency of piracetam used in the long-term combined therapy of elderly and senile patients with chronic coronary heart diseases was studied outpatiently. This drug led to a significant enhancement of the antianginal effect of the basic treatment, to more regression of clinical signs of chronic circulatory insufficiency, to positive central hemodynamic changes, higher exercise tolerance, lower energy consumption index per performance unit, increased adaptive potential of the circulatory system, and maintained optimal cerebral blood flow.