Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

EKG Drugs

Oxygen Should be given to all patients with acute chest pain that may be due to ischemia, suspected hypoxemia of any cause, and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Epinephrine Indicated in the management of cardiac arrest. The chance of successful defibrillation is enhanced by administration of this drug and proper oxygenation.
Isoproterenol (Isuprel) Produces an overall increase in heart rate and myocardial contractility, but newer agents have replaced it in most clinical settings. It is contraindicated in the routine treatment of cardiac arrest.
Dopamine (Intropin) Indicated for significant hypotension in the absence of hypovolemia.
Beta Blockers: Propranolol, Metoporolol, Atenolol, Esmolol Reduce heart rate, blood pressure, myocardial contractility, and myocardial oxygen consumption which make them effective in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension.
Lidocaine The drug of choice for the suppression of ventricular ectopy, including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular flutter. Excessive doses can produce neurological changes, myocardial depression, and circulatory depression.
Verapamil Used in treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), effective in terminating more than 90% of episodes of PVST in adults and infants. It is also useful in slowing ventricular response to atrial flutter and fibrillation.
Digitalis Increases the force of cardiac contraction as well as cardiac output.
Morphine Sulfate The traditional drug of choice for the pain and anxiety associated with acute myocardial infarction. In high doses, this drug may cause respiratory depression. It is a controlled substance and has a tendency for abuse and addiction.
Nitroglycerin A powerful smooth muscle relaxant effective in relieving angina pectoris. It is effective for both exertional and rest angina. Headache is a common consequence following the administration of this drug.
Created by: Anet616