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Oxygen Should be given to all patients with acute chest pain that may be due to cardiac ischemia, suspected hypoxemia of any cause, and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Epinephrine Indicated in the management if cardiac arrest. The chance of successful defibrillation is enhanced by proper of administration of epinephrine and proper oxygenation.
Isoproterenol Produces and overall increase in heart rate and myocardial contractility. Is contraindicated in the routine treatment of cardiac arrest.
Dopamine (Intropin) Indicated for significant hypotension in the absence of hypovolemia. Should be used at the lowest dose that produces adequate perfusion of vital organs
Beta Blockers: Propranolol, Metoprolol, Atenolol, and Esmolol Reduce heart rate, blood pressure, myocardial contractility, and myocardial oxygen consumption. Treats angina pectoris and hypertension. Also useful in preventing atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Lidocaine choose for suppression of ventricular ectopy, including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular flutter
Verapamil Treats paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, slows ventricular response to atrial flutter and fibrillation.
Digitalis increases the force of cardiac contraction as well as cardiac output.
Morphine Sulfate for the pain and anxiety associated with acute myocardial infarction
Nitroglycerin a powerful smooth muscle relaxant effective in relieving angina pectoris and for both exertional and rest angina
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