Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

Do not stop taking suddenly Do not take with nasal decongestants

Peripheral Vasodilators Dilating Cardiac Glycosides IN Check pulse Coronary Vasodilators Dilating


Increases the muscle contraction of the heart & helps the heart’s pumping function during atrial fibrillation. increases muscle strength & slows down heart rate A-fib A-Flutter Works only on Atrial dysrhythmias

Dilates peripheral blood vessels. Decreases BP

Dilates coronary blood vessels Decreases venous return Angina Cyanide poisoning TIA Prevent MI Hypertensive crisis Prosthetic valve Amyl nitrite – Nitroglycerin Dipyridamole – Persantine Postural hypotension, tachycardia, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, flushing, syncope, hemolytic anemia


Hypertension CHF Hydralazine – Apresoline Nitroprusside - Nitropress Headache, dizziness, tachycardia, palpitations, fatigue, edema Used with other hypertensive meds because they increase sodium and water and can cause reflex cardiac stimulation. Give fluid therapy to maintain cardiac output Ace Inhibitors PRIL Decreases Sodium & H20


Digoxin Lanoxin Digitoxin

Generic Name(s)

Standard Error (SE)


NO smoking NO caffeine


Class= Calcium Channel Blockers Class= Lipid Reducers Statin



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