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Glossary of heart medications

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Inotropic
the force of the contraction
chronotropic
rate of heart beat
dromotropic
conduction
Positive
increases or accelerates
Negative
decreased or slows
Left sided heart failure
pulmonary edema
dyspnea
cough
Right sided heart failure
pedal edema
ascites
hepatic congestion
Cardiac glycosides=
what is the action
they change the electrical conduction properies of the heart which efects the conduction system and cardiac automaticity
What is the prototype medication for
Inotropic cardiac
glycosides?
Digoxin(Lanoxin)
suffix for ace inhibitors ?

tratment of ?
-pril

hypertension in patients with normal renal function and CHF
What is the action of an "ace inhibitor" ?
interferes with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, therefore decreasing BP.
Ace inhibitor

Captopril(Capten) use in patients with hypertension who are also suffer from what other chronic condition???
renal failure.
What is the first drug of choice in the treatment of hypertensive patients with the following conditions:
CHF, MI, PVD, and DM?

four conditions all with initals.
ace inhibitors
Patients with _______, _________, and ________ ,__________, and _______would not benefit from ace inhibitors?

Contraindicated
Hypersensitivity
Renal artery stenosis
Hyperkalemia
Pregnancy
Lactation
What is the most common side effect with ace inhibitors? What are some other adverse effects?
dry hacking cough d/t the increased sensitivity to the cough reflex.
rash, itching, dry mouth, anorexia, n/v, FIRST DOSE SYNOSCOPE. diarrhea, headache, tachycardia,

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