Cardiovascular Meds

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  1. Digoxin
    Uses: CHF, Atrial Fibrilation, flutter, tachycardia

    ADE: N/V/D, lethargy, bradicaridia, thachycardia, blurred or yellow vision.

    D:D: 0.8-1.8mg/mL
  2. Cardevilol (Coreg)
    Uses: Mantence Tx for CHF

    -must be discontinued if heart Dz decompensates.
  3. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
    Uses: Ventricular Arrhythmias only (no Atrial)

    ADE: Grumpy behavior, diplopia and visual changes.

    -used parenterally as an IV drip or IV push.
  4. Mexiletine (Mexitil)
    Uses: ventricular arrhythmias

    ADE: Nystagmus, blurred vision
  5. Propafenone (Rythmol)
    Uses: Atrial/Ventricular arrhythmias

    ADE: May worsen arrythmias, blurred vision1
  6. Propanolol / Metroprolol
    Uses: Sinus tachycardia, atrial arrhythmias

    ADE: Blurred vision, dry sore eyes
  7. Amiodarone / Dronedarone
    Uses: Atrial/Ventricular arrhythmias

    ADE: Corneal deposits (>90%), halo vision, optic neuritis.

    -Smurf drug -> turns skin blue when sun exposed.
  8. Sotatol (Betapace)
    Uses: Ventricular tachycardia

    ADE: may be pro-arrhythmic, visual problems (5%)
  9. Verapamil (isoptin, calan)

    Ca2+ blocker
    Uses: Atrial flutter, tachycardia, PSVT

    ADE: Transient blindness

    -causes bad constipation --> veramapril brick
  10. Adenosine (Adenocard)
    Uses: PSVT = Priximal SupraVentricular Tachycardia, cardiac stress testing

    ADE: Dyspnea, flushing, temporary asystole, chest pain

    D:D: Few b/c of short T1/2 (5-10sec)
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Cardiovascular Meds
2012-02-16 05:16:15
Cardiovascular Meds

Cardiovascular Meds
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