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Heart Medications: Anatomy Review and Antianginals

The series focuses on the medications used to treat conditions of the cardiovascular system. It begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, followed by an explanation of the effects of chronotropic and inotropic agents. Drug classes used for the treatment of cardiac disorders are discussed as they relate to specific conditions and uses, including angina, hypertension, anticoagulation, heart failure, hyperlipidemia and arrhythmias. Indications, contraindications and possible adverse reactions are included.

Duration 20 min
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The series focuses on the medications used to treat conditions of the cardiovascular system. It begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, followed by an explanation of the effects of chronotropic and inotropic agents. Drug classes used for the treatment of cardiac disorders are discussed as they relate to specific conditions and uses, including angina, hypertension, anticoagulation, heart failure, hyperlipidemia and arrhythmias. Indications, contraindications and possible adverse reactions are included. The segment on antiarrhythmics begins with an overview of the electrophysiologic properties of the heart. Patient teaching regarding the medications as well as signs and symptoms of cardiac disease and adverse drug reactions are covered. Content throughout is enhanced with animated graphics and realistic patient care scenarios.

This program provides a review of the cardiovascular system and discusses the role of angina medications in heart diseases

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the major components of the heart and explain their purpose/functions.
  • Identify three main factors that determine proper function of the heart.
  • Define angina and describe the causes and results of this condition.
  • Identify the three types of angina medications and understand how and under what circumstances each is used.
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 20 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2011