Flashcards in Cardiac Drugs Deck (15):
What is like valium for your heart?
Calcium channel blockers
What effect do calcium channel blockers have on the heart?
Calms the heart
If you wanted to rest the heart what do you give it?
Calcium channel blocker
What does negative-inotropic, chronotropic, or dromotropic mean?
They relax your heart...or calm it down
What do positive-inotrope, chronotrope, or dromotrope's do?
Stimulate the heart
Are calcium channel blockers negative or positive ino/chrono/dromo-tropes?
**They weaken slowdown and depress the heart.
What do calcium channel blockers treat?
A, AA, & AAA
A = Anti-hypertensives
AA = Anti-Anginal
AAA = Anti-Atrial-Arrhythmia
"The letter A is your friend here."
In A, AA, & AAA what does A stand for?
In A, AA, & AAA what does AA stand for?
**Stop heart pain by relaxing the heart and decreasing its oxygen demand.
In A, AA, & AAA what does AAA stand for?
**Only treats Atrial arrhythmia's
What are the side effects of calcium channel blockers?
H & H
Headaches & Hypotension
Names of calcium channel blockers?
Anything ending in -dipine (amlodipine & Nifedipine) + verapamil a cardizem.
"Dipping (dipine) in the calcium channel."
What vital sign needs to be checked before giving a calcium channel blocker?
What are the BP guidelines for giving calcium channel blockers?
Hold calcium channel blocker if the systolic is under 100