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ARBS

Drugs that end in SARTAN

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Losartan (cozaar)

ARBs

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Valsartan( Diovan)

ARBs

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Irbesartan (Avapro)

ARBs

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What is the action of ARBs

They block the action of angiotensin 2 at the receptor sites

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Angiotensin 2 is a

Is a super powerful Vasoconstrictor that will increase BP


Angiotensin 2 also causes the secretion of additional BP elevating hormone in the adrenal glands called ALDOSTERONE

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What are the effects of ARBs

1. They lower BP and workload of the heart. Vessels (arteries and veins) dilate!

2. Helps kidney excrete sodium and water

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ARBs are contraindicated in

Patients with hyperkalemia or renal failure.
Pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Ace Inhibitors

Drugs that end in pril

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Lisinopril ( zestril)

Ace inhibitor

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Catopril (capoten)

Ace inhibitor

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Enalapril (vasotec)

Ace inhibitor

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What is the action of ace inhibitors

They block the enzyme that convert angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 2

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What are the effect of ace inhibitors

1.They lower BP and workload of the heart. Vessels (arteries and veins) dilate!

2.Helps kidney excrete sodium and water

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Ace inhibitors are contraindicated in

A side effect is-

Patients with hyperkalemia or

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

A side effect is -angioedma
(Notice the dry cough)

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Beta blockers

Drugs that end In ololol

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Beta blockers/ calcium channel blocker's treat the same 3 things

But beta blockers get also treat _____?

1.) HTN

2.) Angina

3.)Arrhythmias

But beta blockers get also treat glaucoma

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What is the action , effect and contraindications of beta blockers

Beta blockers

Action- block epinephrine and norepinephrine from binding to beta receptors on nerves

Effects- decrease BP and pulse and increase contractility

Contraindications-asthmatics and Diabetic patients

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Metoprolol

Beta blockers

Action- block epinephrine and norepinephrine from binding to beta receptors on nerves

Effects- decrease BP and pulse and increase contractility

Contraindications-asthmatics and diabetics

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Calcium channel blockers

Drugs that end in pine


Action-block ion calcium from crossing into cells


Effects- decrease BP and ; pulse and increase contractility


Contra-indications-MI history

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Nifedipine

Calcium channel blocker

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Amlodipine

Calcium channel blocker

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Cardiazem/Diltiazem (also a CCB)

Anti- Arrhythmic

Action - use for Afib-slows the heart rate

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Amiodarone

Anti-arrhythmic

Action- used for afib-slows the heart rate

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Lidocaine

Anti-arrhythmic

Action-v-tach/afib-slows the heart rate

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Digoxin

Anti-arrhythmic


Action- used for afib- slow the heart rate

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Digoxin action- _____?

Effects - ____ the heart rate, ____ BP and tissue perfusion

Contraindications- always take an apical pulse 1st, hold if HR is less than ____ In adult and less than ___ in infants

Therapeutic level ___. If greater than ___,patient is toxic


action- nobody really knows exactly how digoxin works. However there are many theories!

Effects - slow down the heart rate, increase BP and tissue perfusion

Contraindications- always take an apical pulse 1st, hold if HR is less than 60 In adult and less than 90 in infants

Therapeutic level 1-2. If greater than 2,patient is toxic


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Signs of digoxin toxicity:
And ; If patient is toxic , give_____?

Client will see yellow spots, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

If patient is toxic , give activated charcoal or digiband

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Atropine

Anti- Arrhythmic

Action-used for bradycardia-Speed the heart( can also be used for asystole AFTER epinephrine)


Can Also be used as an eye drop. It dilates the pupil( mydriatict)

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Epinephrine

Anti-arrhythmic

Action- used for asystole (absent heart )-speeds the heat rate

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Nitrate Action- vasodilator _____ preload and after load of the heart


Effects- _____ BP and _____ oxygenation of tissues

Contra-indication-

-if given nitro SL, a nurse can give only up to ______?Give one tablet every_____ minutes.

-if giving nitroglycerin via a patch , never place over a _____ and remove before patient Goes into __

-If the MD orders nitro IV, place on an ____

Action- vasodilator stop reduce preload and after load of the heart


Effects- lowers BP and increase oxygenation of tissues

Contra-indication- do not take with viagra. A client can take one or the other but not both

-if given nitro SL, a nurse can give only up to 3 tablets over 15 minutes. Give one tablet every 5 minutes.

-if giving nitroglycerin via a patch , never place over a pacemaker and remove before patient Goes into MRI

-If the MD orders nitro IV, place on an infusion pump always.

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Nitroglycerin

Nitrate

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Imdur

Nitrate

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Isordil

Nitrate

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Hold nitrates if

If the systolic blood pressure is less than 100, or heart rate is less than 60


* Yes, client will complain of a headache after give the nitroglycerin because all the vessels dilate, even the ones in the head. If u get the nitroglycerin paste on your hands you will get a headache too so wear gloves

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Any time you give a cardiac medication, watch for _____, ____. Before you give them, check ______ and _____???



Tell heart patients to stay away from __ and ____?

Any time you give a cardiac medication, watch for HEADACHE, HYPOTENSION. Before you give them, check BP and HEART RATE


Tell heart patients to stay away from caffeine ( pepsi, coca-cola,,tea, coffee) and nicotine

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What are the 11 side effects of beta blockers?

Side and adverse effects
1. Bradycardia
2. Bronchospasm
3. Hypotension
4. Weakness, fatigue
5. Nausea, vomiting
6. Dizziness
7. Hyperglycemia
8. Agranulocytosis
9. Behavioral or psychotic response
10. Depression
11. Nightmares

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