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Cardiovascular drugs 

Cardiovascular drugs
Cardiovascular drugs

M Barnard

and M Lees

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date: 07 August 2020

Control of heart rate and rhythm 38

Control contractility 40

Control of preload and afterload 46

Further reading 50

Synthetic catecholamine.

Direct β‎-agonist (β‎1 > β‎2).

Positive inotrope and positive chronotrope.

Metabolized partly by liver and partly excreted unchanged. Short half-life (2 minutes), therefore titratable....

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