Pharm

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Pharm
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2011-04-17 08:21:07
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Cardiovascular Agents
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Unit 11
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  1. cardiac glycosides
    category of drug used to treat CHF
  2. antianginal agents
    category of drug used to treat Angina Pectoris
  3. antidysrhythmics
    category of drug used to treat an abnormal hear beat
  4. acts to inhibit the Na-K pump thereby stimulating contraction of the heart
    acts to inhibit the Na-K pump thereby stimulating contraction of the heart
  5. act to reduce cardiac O2 demand and increase blood flow to the heart
    nitrates
  6. beta blockers
    act by blocking epinephrine and norepinephrine to decrease heart rate
  7. calcium channel blockers
    act by inhibiting Ca influx during depolarization therby decreasing cardiac contractility
  8. sodium channel blockers
    act by decreasin Na influx to heart cells thereby increasing repolarization
  9. side effect of antidysrhythmic agints
    orthostatic hypotinsion
  10. side effect of beta blockers and cardiac glycosides
    bradycardia
  11. monetor when taking antidysrhythmic agents
    blood pressure
  12. monitor when taking cardiac glycosides
    apical pulse
  13. s/s of digitalis
    visual disturbances, bradycardia, nausea, confusion
  14. antidote for digitalis toxicity
    digibind
  15. electrolytes: depolarization
    sodium and calcium
  16. electrolytes: repolarization
    potassium

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