Cardiovascular Agents

Cardiovascular agents are cardiac medicines that are used to treat medical conditions associated with the heart or the circulatory system (blood vessels), such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, high or low blood pressure, blood clots, high cholesterol, heart failure and stroke. There are many different classes of drugs that come under the general term cardiovascular agent. Some work directly on the blood vessels surrounding the heart, reducing how much force the heart has to pump against the wall. Others lower cholesterol levels and help reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which cause narrowing of blood vessels. Some work for the kidneys to increase fluid and salt loss or improve blood flow through the kidneys. The type of cardiovascular disease the person has determines which class of cardiovascular agent to use.

Cardiovascular agents are cardiac medicines that are used to treat medical conditions associated with the heart or the circulatory system (blood vessels), such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, high or low blood pressure, blood clots, high cholesterol, heart failure and stroke. There are many different classes of drugs that come under the general term cardiovascular agent. Some work directly on the blood vessels surrounding the heart, reducing how much force the heart has to pump against the wall. Others lower cholesterol levels and help reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which cause narrowing of blood vessels. Some work for the kidneys to increase fluid and salt loss or improve blood flow through the kidneys. The type of cardiovascular disease the person has determines which class of cardiovascular agent to use.

  • Beta-adrenergic blocking agents
  • Antihypertensive combinations
  • Anticholinergic chronotropic agents
  • Antiadrenergic agents

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