Medications that affect Cardiac Output Flashcards


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Beta blockers

Decrease contractility, decrease heart rate, decrease preload & afterload

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ACE Inhibitors

Decrease afterload (BP) & preload, vasodilation (peripherally)

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Aspirin

Prevents an increase in afterload

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Statins

Prevents an increase in afterload

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Nitrates

Decrease afterload (BP) due to vasodilation

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Calcium channel blocker

Decrease Heart rate, contractility, and afterload

Contraindicated for systolic heart failure but given to diastolic heart failure

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Digoxin

Positive inotrope: increases contractlity, decrease heart rate

in CHF, helps the heart pump stronger