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Heart Medications: Antihypertensives and Anticoagulants

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 affects 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.

Duration 24 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 affects 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 brief overview of high blood pressure or hypertension and discusses the various medications used to treat this condition, as well as anti-clotting agents or anticoagulants

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the causes and basic pathophysiology of high blood pressure.
  • Identify the various medications used to treat high blood pressure and discuss their function and administration.
  • Discuss the circumstances under which blood clots can form in the heart.
  • Describe the purpose, function(s), administration and side effects of various anticoagulants.
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 24 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2011