Cardiac Drug Therapy
This book is an essential guide to the medical treatment of the cardiac patient and presents core principles of cardiovascular therapeutics as well as drug recommendations. Major classes of drugs are featured, including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, diuretics, and antiplatelet agents and unique insights into the controversies surrounding the use of specific drugs are explored, with answers given to the question: do beta blockers and diuretics really cause diabetes? Properties, dosage, side effects, potential salutary benefits, and drawbacks on virtually all commercially available cardiac drugs are examined. This revised edition is thoroughly updated and addresses the entire spectrum of heart disorders, such as hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and dyslipidemias. New chapters include endocrine heart diseases, management of cardiomyopathies, and newer agents. In addition, topics such as cardiac drugs in pregnancy and lactation and drug interactions are covered.Cardiac Drug Therapy, Eighth Edition, is an authoritative and clinically relevant resource for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists.
In its revised, expanded 8th edition, this book offers core knowledge of cardiovascular therapeutics. Covers beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and antiplatelet agents, as well as drug interactions, and use of cardiac drugs in pregnant and lactating patients.
Table of Contents
1. Beta-Blockers: The Cornerstone of Cardiac Drug Therapy2. Beta-Blocker Controversies3. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers4. ACE Inhibitor Controversies5. Calcium Antagonists (Calcium Channel Blockers)6. Calcium Antagonist Controversies7. Diuretics8. Hypertension9. Hypertension Controversies10. Angina11. Acute Myocardial Infarction12. Heart Failure13. Heart Failure Controversies14. Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias15. Cardiac Arrest16. Management of Infective Endocarditis17. Dyslipidemias18. Endocrine Heart Diseases19. Antiplatelet Agents, Anticoagulants, Factor XA Inhibitors, Thrombin Inhibitors20. Cardiac Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation21. Effects of Drug Interactions22. Hallmark Clinical Trials23. Management of Cardiomyopathies24. Newer Agents