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Cardiovascular drugs 

Cardiovascular drugs
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date: 30 May 2020

The aim of this chapter is to give the reader a brief overview of the main groups of drugs used in the field of cardiac nursing. For each group of drugs, there is a brief description of why they are used, their mechanism of action, examples commonly used in clinical practice, and nursing considerations. However, it is important that nurses keep themselves updated in the use of drugs by reading research papers and international, national, and local guidelines. For doses of drugs, methods of administration, contraindications, and side effects, use a recognized formulary, in addition to any local policy.

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