Cardiac Drug Therapy / Edition 4

Cardiac Drug Therapy / Edition 4

by M Gabriel Gabriel Khan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0702019968

ISBN-13: 9780702019968

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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ISBN-13:
9780702019968
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
426

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Editionix
1Beta-Blockers: The Cornerstone of Cardiac Therapy1
Beta-Receptors6
Mechanism of Action7
Dosage Considerations8
Pharmacologic Properties and Clinical Implications10
Salutary Effects of Beta-adrenergic Blockade17
Beta-Blockers versus Calcium Antagonists and Oral Nitrates21
Indications for Beta-Blockers22
Advice and Adverse Effects27
Individual Beta-Blockers29
2Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers43
Mechanism of Action43
ACE Inhibitors versus Other Vasodilators46
Clinical Indications47
Individual ACE Inhibitors55
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers61
3Calcium Antagonists (Calcium Channel Blockers)67
Mechanism of Action67
Major Calcium Antagonists69
When to Choose a Calcium Antagonist77
Which Calcium Antagonists to Choose80
Combination of Calcium Antagonists with Beta-Blockers, Nitrates or Digoxin82
4Diuretics87
Indications for Diuretics87
Thiazides89
Loop Diuretics90
K[superscript +]-Sparing Diuretics95
Other Diuretics98
Potassium Chloride Supplements99
5Hypertension107
Definitions108
Nondrug Therapy111
Laboratory Work-up112
Which Drugs to Choose112
Beta-Blockers120
Diuretics126
ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers130
Calcium Antagonists (Extended Release)135
Centrally Acting Drugs137
Alpha[subscript 1]-Blockers138
Fixed Combinations140
Hypertensive Emergencies140
6Management of Angina151
Classification of Angina151
Treatment of Stable Angina153
Management of Unstable Angina165
Variant Angina (Prinzmetal's)170
7Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction175
Coronary Care Therapeutics179
Limitation of Infarct Size and Increased Survival183
Thrombolytic Therapy184
Beta-Blockers192
Nitrates193
ACE Inhibitors194
Statins194
Magnesium195
Management of Complications of Infarction196
8Management of Heart Failure209
Introduction209
Diagnosis209
Basic Cause211
Factors Precipitating Heart Failure212
Specific Treatment of Heart Failure213
Inotropic Agents217
Vasodilators232
Diuretics238
Beta-Blockers238
Management of Pulmonary Edema240
9Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias247
Classification248
Diagnosis of Arrhythmias250
Management of Supraventricular Arrhythmias253
Ventricular Arrhythmias266
Ventricular Tachycardia267
Antiarrhythmic Agents272
Class IA272
Class IB276
Class IC280
Class II282
Class III284
10Cardiac Arrest295
Basic Life Support (BLS)296
Advanced Cardiac Life Support299
Drug Therapy303
11Management of Infective Endocarditis313
Classification and Diagnosis313
Therapy316
Prophylaxis of Bacterial Endocarditis324
12Management of Hyperlipidemias329
Diagnosis329
Investigations and Plan331
Dietary Therapy333
Drug Therapy334
Statins337
Combination Therapy342
Resins343
Nicotinic Acid344
Fibrates346
13Antiplatelet Agents, Anticoagulants, Specific Thrombin Inhibitors351
Antiplatelet Agents351
Anticoagulants362
Specific Thrombin Inhibitors368
14Cardiac Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation373
Antihypertensive Agents in Pregnancy373
Drug Therapy for Heart Failure in Pregnancy380
Antiarrhythmic Agents in Pregnancy382
Cardiac Drugs during Lactation384
15Effects of Drug Interactions391
Interactions of Cardiovascular Drugs392
Interactions of Cardiac and Noncardiac Drugs402
Cardiac Effects of Noncardiac Drugs407
Appendix IInfusion Pump Charts413
Appendix IIRenal Function and Drug Dosages419
Appendix IIIDrug Index421
Index429

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