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Cardio Drugs Main

Main Function

Bile Acid Binding Resins Dyslipidemia
Statins Dyslipidemia
Cholesterol Absorption Blockers DyslipidemiaEzetimibe
Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) Dyslipidemia
Fibrates Dyslipidemia
Nitrates Angina, Heart Failure (acute decomp)
B-adrenergic Blockers Stable Angina, Hypertension
Ca Channel Blockers Chronic Stable or Variant Angina, HTTwo classes: dihydropyridine type ("pines": mainly on BV's, little effect on heart) and D,V (strong effect on heart, weak effect on BV's)
Ranolazine Chronic prophylaxis of Stable Angina
Aspirin Unstable Angina ThrombosisAnti-platelet drug
ADP Inhibitors Unstable Angina ThrombosisAnti-platelet drug
GP IIb/IIIa Receptor Inhibitor Unstable Angina Thrombosis (percutaneous coronary interventions)Anti-Platelet
Heparin Anticoag
Fondaparinux X-coag
Direct Thrombin Inhib X-Coag
Fibrinolytic (TPA) Fibrinolytic in MI
Analgesics MI
Renin Angiotensin Inhib Acute MI, HTChronic Heart Failure, Hypertense and IschemiaACEI's and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers)
Oral X-Coags 2nd prevention of MIWarfarin and Coumadin
Loop Diuretics Chronic and Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, HypertensionLasiks
Thiazide Diuretics Chronic HF, Hypertension
K+ Sparing Diuretics Chronic Heart Failure (?), HypertensionBlock up pore
Aldosterone Antagonists Heart Failure, Hypertension"Stop making channels"
Direct Arterial Vasodilators Minor for heart failHydralazine
Digoxin Severe Heart Fail, Arryths
B agonists Acute Decomp HFDopamine, Dobutamine
Phosphodiesterase Inhibs Acute Decomp HF
Nesiritide Acute Decomp HF
Class IA Tachyarrhythmias (Supraventricular and Ventricular)
Class IB Ventricular Aryths
Class IC Serious ventricular arryth
Class II ArrhythmiasNodal Tissue
Class III Broad spectrum anti-arryth
Class IV ArrhythmiasNodal Tissue, Like Class II
Adenosine Arrythmias
Aliskiren Renin Angiotensin Inhibitor for HT
Created by: chavezc3