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1

Is mono therapy or combination therapy used more for hypertension?

Combination therapy--2/3

2

What are the 4 advantages of combined therapy?

1. Different classes with complementary actions.
2. Lower dose
3. Fewer side effects
4. Improved compliance

3

What are the 5 classes of antihypertensive drugs?

1. Diuretics
2. RAS Blockers
3. Ca Channel blockers
Sympatholytics
4 Vasodilators

4

What are the targets of antihypersensitivity therapy?

Fluid balance
RAS
central and peripheral SNA
tone of vascular smooth muscle

5

What are three ways the long term use of decreasing vascular resistance is brought about by diuretics?

1. decreased response of VSM to vasoconstrictors
2. Impaired release of NE and Epi
3. Cellular mechanism- decrease in VSM Na and then decrease in Ca

6

Is the diuretic effect reduced by NSAIDS in thiazides?

yes

7

Do thiazides decrease calcium excretion?

Yes…major difference from Loop besides ability to secrete Na

8

What loop agent is not a sulfonamide?

ethacrynic acid

9

Do blood levels of RAS inhibitors correlate with effects? wHy?

1. No
2. - Non Renal RAS
- ACE/Aldosterone escape

10

What are the angiotensin II actions?

1. Vasoconstriction of peripheral micro vessels
2. Stim thirst and secretion of aldosterone and ADH.
3. Increased SNA activation
4. Cardiac and vascular remodeling
5. Feedback inhibition of renin release

11

Do ACE inhibitors decrease aldosterone?

Yes and increase Na and H2O excretion

12

What do ARBs increase in regards to fluid homeostasis?

Increase Na and H2O
Increase plasma renin and renin activity

13

What type of drug increases plasma renin but not plasma activity?

Renin inhibitors (aliskiren)

14

What are the 2 cardioselective calcium channel blockers?

verapamil and ditiazem

15

What are the 3 VSM selective Ca channel blockers?

nifedipine, nicardipine, amlodipine

16

What 4 sites of actions are there for antihypertensives that act on the SNA?

1. beta adrenergic antagonists
2. alpha adrenergic antagonists
3. inhibitors of peripheral adrenergic transmission
4. central mediated

17

What are beta blockers effects on renin?

decreases secretion
[also decreases central sympathetic outflow, and resets baroreceptors]

18

Why is it good to use a beta blocker or diuretic with alpha 1 blockers?

Because alpha 1 blockers cause fluid retention

19

Does reserpine cause sodium and water retention?

Yes

20

Vasodilators are usually used in combination with what?

diuretics and beta-antagonists

21

What types of vessels are preferred with hydralizine? minoxidil? Nitroprusside? Nitroglycerine?

1. arterioles vs. arteries and veins
2. arterioles vs. veins
3. arteries and veins
4. veins

22

How must epoprostenol be administered?

acute, continuous IV

23

What do we usually combine riociguat with?

ET receptor blockers