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Cardiac Pharmacology

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

CE: 5 hours Pharmacology: 5 hours
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Course Summary

The incidence of cardiovascular disease is rapidly increasing around the world. The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in advancing new medications to treat cardiovascular disease, and certainly there are significant benefits as more and better medications become available to treat patients. However, the rapid growth in the field of cardiac pharmacology means that medical professionals are challenged to stay on top of these advances in order to provide their patients with the right drug at the right time. A large percentage of cardiovascular patients suffer from a range of comorbidities, which makes this need even more critical.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Antianginal Drugs
    1. Coronary Vasospasm
    2. Inhibit Clot Formation
  3. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
    1. Conduction Velocity
    2. Cardiac Cell Excitability
    3. Abnormal Automaticity
    4. Antihypertensive
    5. Blood Volume
    6. Systemic Vascular Resistance
    7. Cardiac Output
  4. Cardioinhibitory Drugs
    1. Cardiac Rate and Contractility
    2. Arterial Pressure
  5. Diuretic Drugs
    1. Heart Failure
    2. Hypertension
    3. Urine Output
  6. Vasopressor Drugs
    1. Cardiac Contractility and Output
    2. Systemic Vasculature
  7. Thrombolytic Therapy
    1. Blood Clots
    2. Vasoconstriction
    3. Smooth Muscle Contraction
    4. Arterial Pressure
  8. Vasodilator Drugs
    1. Systemic Vascular Resistance
    2. Arterial Blood Pressure
    3. Venous Blood Pressure
  9. Summary


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