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Cardiac Drug Therapy

  • M. Gabriel Khan

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

About this book

Introduction

Cardiac Drug Therapy, 7th ed., addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic application of drugs used to treat heart diseases and hypertension. Additions and updates to the sixth edition include six new chapters on current controversies in cardiac drug therapy such as the beta blocker issue many cardiologists are presently grappling with. The book provides practical advice on how to manage cardiac diseases and addresses the choice of one particular cardiac agent vs. another. In addition to providing core knowledge in cardiovascular therapeutics, the text assists in resolving some of the issues surrounding cardiac drugs. Cardiac Drug Therapy provides practical information including properties, dosage, side effects, potential salutary benefits, and drawbacks on virtually all commercially available cardiac drugs. The text is succinct and straightforward, and highlighted throughout with bullet points that enable rapid-retrieval of clinically relevant information.

Keywords

Angiotensin II cardiovascular hypertension pathophysiology physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Gabriel Khan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.The Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-238-0
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-904-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-238-0
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