Cardio Drugs II

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Cardio Drugs II
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  1. Therapeutic goals for the emergent CHF patient? 7
    • O2
    • Low stress/anxyiolytic meds
    • Thoracocentesis PRN
    • Diuretics
    • ⇧Contractility
    • ⇩Preload/afterload
    • ⇩Bronchoconstriction
  2. Drugs given in emergency to decr. afterload (arteriodilators)? 3
    • Hydralazine
    • Enalapril (ACE inhibitor)
    • Amlodipine (Ca channel blocker in vasculature)
  3. Specific drugs given in emergency to improve contractility if myocardial failure is suspected? 3
    • Pimobendan
    • Dobutamine
    • Amrinone
  4. Venodilators given to an emergent CHF patient?

    What is their purpose?
    Nitroglycerine & Nitroprusside

    • Venodilate to redistribute circulating volume
    • ⇒ ⇩Arterial P
  5. Meds used for chronic CHF therapy? 4
    • Diuretics
    •    Furosemide
    •    Spirinolactone
    • ACE inhibitors
    • Vasodilators
    •    Hydralazine
    •    Amlodipine
    • + Inotropes
    •    Pimobendan
    •    Digoxin
  6. Are B-blockers helpful with DCM or HCM?
    • HCM
    • atrial arrythmias
  7. Drugs used to Tx HCM?
    • β blockers/Diltiazem
    •       Slow rate for better filling
    • ACE inhibitors
    • Aspirin/Clopidogrel
    •       Prevent TBE
  8. Drugs to Tx DCM?
    • ACE inhibitors 
    • + Ionotropes
    •    Pimobendan
    •    Digoxin
    • +/-Bblocker
    •    Diltiazem (Control arrhythmias)
  9. Fx of pimobendan?
    • Phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor
    • Ionodilator (incr. contractility by incr. Ca sensitivity)
    • Peripheral vasodilator

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