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Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD

Clinical Disorders:

Therapeutic Classes:

Mechanism Classes:

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The following tutorials have been developed as an aid to learning cardiovascular drugs. The two different tutorial streams approach learning about cardiovascular drugs using either Therapeutic Drug Class or Clinical Disorder as the reference point for learning, the latter of which is more inclusive by addressing related physiologic and pathophysiologic topics awell as pharmacology. In contrast, the Therapeutic Drug Class focuses on the pharmacology of different drug classes.

The student is encouraged to go not only to the initial link associated with each question, but also to use hyperlinks to expand upon the physiologic and pharmacologic concepts associated with the question.

Therapeutic Drug Class Clinical Disorder
Antianginal Angina
Antiarrhythmic Arrhythmias
Antihypertensive Edema
Cardioinhibitory Heart Failure
Cardiostimulatory Systemic Hypertension
Diuretic Pulmonary Hypertension
Pressor Hypotension
Vasoconstrictor Myocardial Infarction

Revised 01/13/07

DISCLAIMER: These materials are for educational purposes only, and are not a source of medical decision-making advice.