Chapter 10. Medicines

  1. Christopher Nicholson BA (Hons), MSc (Clinical Nursing), RGN

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch10

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

How to Cite

Nicholson, C. (2007) Medicines, in Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch10

Author Information

  1. Cardiac Nurse Specialist—Heart Failure, Central Lancashire PCT

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057605

Online ISBN: 9780470988107

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Keywords:

  • medicines;
  • heart failure;
  • pharmacological treatment;
  • side-effects;
  • renal functions

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Overview

  • Guidelines

  • Treatment Principles

  • Elderly Patients

  • Asymptomatic Patients

  • Nursing Role

  • Diuretics

  • ACE-inhibitors

  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (A2RB)

  • Beta-blockers

  • Aldosterone Antagonists

  • Digoxin

  • Nitrates

  • Other Vasodilators

  • Oxygen

  • Inotropes

  • Anti-arrhythmic drugs

  • Opioids

  • Drugs to Avoid