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cardiac medications

anticoagulants used to treat certain blood vessels, heart and lung conditions
anticoagulants may prevent existing clots from becoming larger and causing more serious problems, and are often prescribed to prevent first or recurrent stroke
anticoagulants given to certain people at risk for forming blood clots, such as those with artificial heart valves or who have atrial fibrillation
anticoagulants decrease the ability of blood to clot
anticoagulants side effects include bruising and bleeds
ACE inhibitors drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure
ACE inhibitors they stop the body's ability to produce angiotensin II, a natural substance that causes blood vessels to tighten (contract)
ACE inhibitors relax and expand blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily. This increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart, making the heart work more easily and efficiently
ACE inhibitors also known as antihypertensive drugs
ARBs drugs that are most often prescribed for people who experience side effects with ACE inhibitors
ARBs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. rather than lowering levels of angiotensin II, angiotensin II receptor blockers prevent this chemical from having any effects on the heart and blood vessels
ARBS the blood vessels are relaxed, which increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. The blood pressure is also reduced
Beta Blockers slows the heart rate, decreases cardiac output, lessens the force with which the heart muscle contracts and reduce blood vessel contraction
Beta Blockers They do this by blocking beta-andrenergic receptors in various parts of the body. this prevents epinephrine from stimulating these receptors. They may be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and prevent abnormally fast heart rate or irregular rhythms
Beta Blockers may be useful in treating angina, which occurs when the oxygen demand of the heart exceeds the supply
Beta Blockers used to treat high blood pressure and other heart conditions
Calcium Channel Blockers blocks the movement of calcium into heart and blood vessel muscle cells, which can decrease the pumping strength of the heart and relax blood vessels
Calcium Channel Blockers causes the muscles to relax, lowering blood pressure, slowing the heart rate and decreasing oxygen demands of the heart
Calcium Channel Blockers used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain caused by reduced blood supply to the heart muscle, as well as some abnormal heart rhythms
Calcium Channel Blockers interrupts the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels.
Calcium Channel Blockers may decrease the heart's pumping strength and relax blood vessels
Diuretics drugs that cause the body to rid itself of excess fluids and sodium through urination. excess fluid in the body can lead to high blood pressure
Diuretics helps to relieve the heart's workload and also decreases the buildup of fluid in the lungs and other parts of the body, such as the ankles and legs
Diuretics different ones remove fluid at varied rates and through different methods. they are used to treat HBP, congestive heart failure and some conge
Diuretics Furosemide (Lasix)
Diuretics used to help lower blood pressure
Diuretics used to help reduce swelling (edema) from excess buildup of fluid in the body
Vasodilators relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.
Vasodilators used to ease chest pain
Vasodilators Nitroglycerin
Aspirin often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication
Statins helps reduce the bad cholesterol, increase the good cholesterol and reduce triglycerides
Statins may need to have periodic liver function tests
Statins it is important to eat a healthy diet, be physically active and live a heart healthy lifestyle
Created by: elyk01