Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses with podcast

Medications

Ace Inhibitors – Pharmacology for Nurses Ace Inhibitors are also known as Angiotensin-converting enzyme is used to treat conditions such as: Hypertension Migraines Coronary artery disease Heart failure (CHF) Heart Attacks (MI) Some Chronic renal failures Diabetes Scleroderma For exam questions on Ace inhibitors, remember that it is used to:   lower the blood pressure Increase cardiac output by dilating […]

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Beta Blockers

Beta Blockers Podcast for Beta blockers Brands and Generics for Beta Blockers, drugs that blocks responses to epinephrine/adrenalin stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors and results in decreasing heart rate, myocardial contractility and myocardial oxygen demand. Used to treat arrhythmias, angina, hypertension, glaucoma, and migraines.   Beta Blockers:  also known as   beta-adrenergic blocking agents beta antogonists beta adrenergic antagonists Used to decrease […]

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Hypertension Care Plan

Hypertension Hypertension is a sustained elevation of blood pressure. Hypertension is a major contributor to cardiac disease, CVA, and renal failure. There are two types of hypertension, Primary (idiopathic, essential) or secondary. Primary is the most common. Signs and Symptoms: Headache Heart failure CVA or TIA Chest pain Shortness of breath Renal failure Eye damage Aneurysms Nausea Vomiting Blurred vision […]

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High Blood Pressure – Pathophysiology

  Definition High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood […]

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