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Cardiac Drugs: Inotropes, Vasopressors, and Vasodilators Part 2

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In this lecture, we review the physiology of cardiac contraction and the cellular mechanisms involved in that process, including adrenergic receptors. Multiple inotropic and vasoactive agents are discussed in detail. Clinical examples are provided at the end of the lecture

In this lecture Dr. Luis A Verduzco will discuss:

1. Definitions of inotrope, vasopressor, vasodilator, and lusitrope. (1:08)

2. Blood pressure physiology. (1:37)

3. Biochemistry of contraction. (3:43)

4. Nitroglycerine. (6:58)

5. Sodium Nitroprusside and inhaled Nitric oxide. (11:09)

6. Methemoglobinemia: signs, symptoms, and treatment. (16:16)

7. Carbon monoxide poisoning. (26:20)

8. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) analog. (30:47)

9. Fenoldopam, Hydralazine. Beta-blockers. (32:06)

10. Calcium channel blockers. (34:52)

11. Renin angiotensin system. (35:45)

12. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. (37:27)

13. Cyanide toxicity with Sodium nitroprusside. (38:47)

14. Beta-blocker overdose: features and management. (41:55)

15. Questions (43:51)

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Author declares no conflict of interest.

In addition to the presenter, following authors who may have helped with the content writing, review, or approval declare no conflict of interest.

  • Luis A Verduzco M.D.
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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