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M6 13-005

Some Cardiac Drugs

Adrenergics Potent Vasodilator (Epi, stim) Reduces pulmonary congestion
ACE Inhibitors Blocks conversion of Angiotensin 1 to 2 Dilates blood vessels (Reducing BP) -prils, Lisonpril
Angiotensin 2 Receptor Antagonist Blocks effects of Angiotensin 2 (Stress hor) Decreases BP (via vasodil) Decreasing secretion of vasopressin, decrease aldosterone) -sartans, Losartan
Beta Blockers Blocks Beta 1 (heart) Decreasing HR (block Epi/norepi effects) -olol, Atenolol
Calcium Channel Blockers Inhibits transport of Ca thru channel Relaxation of smooth muscle (decreases cardiac contractility) -dipine, Nifedipine
Common side effects of Cardiac Drugs Hypotension Bradycardia Tachycardia Headache N/V Coughing/ SOB (Beta blockers- Beta1: heart, Beta2: lungs) Angioedema (face) Erectile Dysfunction
Created by: jtzuetrong