Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular Drugs

Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular Drugs

Individual chapters in this book focus on (1) the clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the individual drugs, and (2) the clinical applications of these drugs, with attention also to serum concentrations, pathophysiology, and drug ...

Author: L.S. Dreifus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401091787

Category: Medical

Page: 261

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During the past decade enormous progress has been made in the development of new cardiovascular drugs and in our understanding of the clinical pharma cology and the pharmacokinetics of old drugs. In addition, newer applications of older agents have emerged. For example, vasodilators such as nitroglycerin are now being employed in the treatment of congestive heart failure, and anti hypertensives such as bretylium are used in the management of ventricular arrhythmias. Individual chapters in this book focus on (1) the clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the individual drugs, and (2) the clinical applications of these drugs, with attention also to serum concentrations, pathophysiology, and drug interactions where appropriate. The contributors to this text have labored to provide the reader with a meaningful, practical update on the clinical uses and usefulness of cardioactive drugs. We are deeply grateful to each of them for their generous participation in this endeavor. LEONARD S. DREIFUS, M.D. ALBERT N. BREST, M.D. 1. ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENTS LEONARD S. DREIFUS and JOEL MORGANROTH Ideally, the management of cardiac arrhythmias must be predicated on (1) complete elucidation of the genesis of the various rhythm disturbances, and (2) a full understanding of the pharmacologic action of individual antiarrhythmic agents. Only with this precise information does it become possible to administer a particular agent or agents specifically effective against a given arrhythmia.
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Opie s Cardiovascular Drugs A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book

Opie s Cardiovascular Drugs  A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book

Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients.

Author: Deepak L. Bhatt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323673624

Category: Medical

Page: 720

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Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format—ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidelines and evidence-based implications, it offers clear and concise explanations and pertinent clinical facts for all classes of cardiac drugs, as well as all the latest clinical trial results and evidence for the pharmacologic treatment of heart disease. Uses a new, consistent format for each drug class: overview and guidelines for use, mechanisms of action, differences among drugs in class, data for use, side effects, and drug interactions. Covers key topics such as new ESC and NLA guidelines, advances in lipid-lowering therapy, new diabetes drugs that improve cardiovascular outcomes, obesity drugs and cardiovascular and metabolic effects, drugs targeting inflammation, and combinations of antithrombotic therapies with analysis of risk-benefit. Provides guidance on how to effectively manage comorbid diseases. Contains dozens of unique “Opiegram diagrams that demystify complex mechanisms of action and other drug processes—many updated to reflect current pathologic understanding of mechanisms.
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The Endothelium in Cardiovascular Disease

The Endothelium in Cardiovascular Disease

Since the endothelium plays such an important role in the pathophysiology of the circulatory system, the readers attention is directed here towards the possible involvement of these polypeptides in the aetiology of ischaemic heart disease, ...

Author: Thomas Luescher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642798030

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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Since the endothelium plays such an important role in the pathophysiology of the circulatory system, the readers attention is directed here towards the possible involvement of these polypeptides in the aetiology of ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular accidents, hypertension, atherosclerosis and renal failure.
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Opie s Cardiovascular Drugs A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease

Opie s Cardiovascular Drugs  A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease

Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices

Author: Deepak L. Bhatt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323673619

Category: Medical

Page: 720

View: 832

Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie's Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format-ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidelines and evidence-based implications, it offers clear and concise explanations and pertinent clinical facts for all classes of cardiac drugs, as well as all the latest clinical trial results and evidence for the pharmacologic treatment of heart disease. Uses a new, consistent format for each drug class: overview and guidelines for use, mechanisms of action, differences among drugs in class, data for use, side effects, and drug interactions. Covers key topics such as new ESC and NLA guidelines, advances in lipid-lowering therapy, new diabetes drugs that improve cardiovascular outcomes, obesity drugs and cardiovascular and metabolic effects, drugs targeting inflammation, and combinations of antithrombotic therapies with analysis of risk-benefit. Provides guidance on how to effectively manage comorbid diseases. Contains dozens of unique "Opiegram" diagrams that demystify complex mechanisms of action and other drug processes-many updated to reflect current pathologic understanding of mechanisms. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
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Vascular Biology

Vascular Biology

This book is an international effort of collaboration, with the purpose to create an academic tool for students or people interested in learning about vascular biology.

Author: Marcelo González

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781839690358

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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The two main causes of death in the world are directly related to cardiovascular system disorders, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. These pathological conditions are caused by complex molecular mechanisms related to endothelial dysfunction and, finally, structural and functional alterations of blood vessels. Clinical evidence demonstrates the relevance of knowledge about vascular biology, from molecular mechanisms to clinical applications, especially for students of medical sciences or basic sciences. This book is an international effort of collaboration, with the purpose to create an academic tool for students or people interested in learning about vascular biology. I invite the readers to check the chapters and explore the topics developed by experts in the field.
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Cardiovascular Drugs and the Management of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular Drugs and the Management of Heart Disease

A revised and updated second edition of this clinical reference text, providing information on the clinical pharmacology, clinical indications, use, and relative costs of all cardiac and cardiovascular drugs available in 1991.

Author: Gordon A. Ewy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: UOM:39015024780226

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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A revised and updated second edition of this clinical reference text, providing information on the clinical pharmacology, clinical indications, use, and relative costs of all cardiac and cardiovascular drugs available in 1991.
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Clinical Use of Calcium Channel Antagonist Drugs

Clinical Use of Calcium Channel Antagonist Drugs

The major aim of the present book is to present the clinician with the information needed for the practical use of calcium antagonists. What do all the numerous and often conflicting trials say? Do these agents really work?

Author: Lionel H. Opie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461308638

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Calcium antagonists are now regarded as the most important advance in cardiac drug therapy since the advent of beta-adrenergic blocking agents. Acting ba sically as vasodilators-though with many other com plex mechanisms especially in the case of the anti arrhythmic calcium antagonists, these agents have grown in importance to become among the therapeutic agents of first choice for angina pectoris and hyper tension. The major aim of the present book is to present the clinician with the information needed for the practical use of calcium antagonists. What do all the numerous and often conflicting trials say? Do these agents really work? If so, which agent and in what dose? How do the three front runners, verapamil, nifedipine and diltia zem compare in the efficacy and side-effects with each other? How do the new second generation agents, now entering the North American market, slot in and com pare with the three first-liners? When the gloss is taken away from the advertisements, what is really left? The strong clinical bias of the present book should be complimented by further reading of books slanted towards fundamentals. One of the most important and recent of these is that by Dr Winifred Nayler (Calcium Antagonists, Academic Press, 1988). That book should be basic for essential background knowledge in the area of calcium antagonists. The important basic contribu tions of Fleckenstein deserve emphasis.
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Current Cardiovascular Drug Therapy

Current Cardiovascular Drug Therapy

This text summarizes current drugs used in the management of patients with cardiovascular diseases. In order to provide rapid and easy access to the guidelines for the clinical application of these agents, each chapter is introduced by ...

Author: Gordon A. Ewy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: UOM:39015006706611

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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The reader participates in a variety of games between two playmates by inserting their cutout toys into different slots.
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