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Rehab Exam part 5 Cardiac meds

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Diuretics
This lowers BP and decreases edema
Vasodilators
This lowers BP and controls CHF
Cardiac Glycosides
This lowers HR and controls ventricular HR
Anticoagulants
This prevents blood clots
Anti arrhythmics
This corrects irregular heartbeats and helps with slow and overactive heart
Beta Blockers
This lowers BP, manages angina, controls CHF
Calcium Channel Blockers
This controls high BP, dilates blood vessels, and slows heart rate
Nitrates
This relaxes blood vessels, improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart, and decreases cardiac workload.
Cholesterol lowering drugs
This reduces low density lipoproteins