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Pharmacology

CARDIOVASCULAR & RENAL SYSTEMS Antiangina Agents

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Antiangina Agent treat ___ Treat Angina Pectoris
____is the name given to a feeling of chest discomfort arising from the heart because of lack of oxygen to heart cells Angina pectoris
Angina Pectoris is also known as ischemic heart disease
What is the primary cause of angina pectoris? atherosclerosis – fatty deposits in the arterial walls.
When arteriosclerosis occurs the ____become narrow leading to _______ disease Vessels ; coronary artery
_____ block of blood through coronary arteries lead to _____ Complete; MI
What are the three types of angina pectoris? 1. Chronic stable angina 2. Unstable angina 3. Vasospastic angina

What are the main classes of drugs to treat angina? 1. Nitrates & nitrites 2. Beta blockers 3. Calcium channel blockers
What is the overall goal of treating angina? Increase blood flow to ischemic myocardium, decrease myocardial oxygen demand, or both Goal is relief of pain
Created by: jwhite223