18 June 2018
Beta-blockers are frequently used in cardiology. They are easy to identify on your medication list, the letters "lol" appear at the end of their name.
06 February 2018
Several drugs are used in cardiology. This article allows you to know what kinds of drugs are prescribed to you and to understand their actions.
This medication group is effective in one of three main cell branches found in blood, the platelets. We especially use these medications when dealing with an at-risk patient or someone who has already had a heart attack or stroke.
The anticoagulants are medications that prevent the forming of blood clots by blocking the molecules produced by the liver, which are necessary for coagulation.
CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS
This class of drugs can be divided into two categories, according to their affinity for calcium channels in the heart or in peripheral vessels. This group of drugs is widely used for hypertension, but some are used in the control of heart rate or angina.
INHIBITOR OF THE CONVERTING ENZYME ANGIOTENSIN
We use ICEA to reduce blood pressure, favor optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and allow the heart to regain strength.
ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTEUR ANTAGONIST
The ARA is therefore used to reduce blood pressure, favor an optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and give back strength to the heart.
This group of medication blocks an enzyme that creates cholesterol. Consequently, there is a reduction of the cholesterol in the blood, mainly the “bad” one (LDL).
Nitrates are molecules that help expand the blood vessels, causing a decrease in blood pressure. They are mainly used to reduce angina
This broad family of medication ceases arrhythmia, maintains the heartrate and/or slows the heartbeat.
Digoxine is a medication that slows the heartbeat and assists the heart when it contracts.
The combination of Sacubitril / Valsartan is used exclusively with patients with heart failure with lowered ejection fraction.
TAKING THE MEDICATION (COMPLIANCE)
compliance, taking medication is a big problem! Several problems can arise from this lack of regularity or stopping a drug, which is why your doctor and pharmacist insist on maintenance and regular treatment.
FOLLOWING THE PRESCRIPTION: KNOWLEDGE, WILL AND POWER
It is not always easy to follow the doctor’s prescription. The reasons giving for not taking medication regularly or stopping it can usually be divided into three categories: knowledge, will and power.
IVABRADINE [Lancora ™]
Ivabradine is a drug used primarily in the treatment of heart failure. Its role is to slow the heartbeat in order to better control the electricity of the heart.
Difference between the Novel Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) vs. CoumadinTM type anticoagulants
Blood thinning means that an anticoagulant therapy is prescribed to treat blood coagulation disorders and prevent blood clots from forming. People wonder why patients who take NOACs are not required to do as many thorough follow-ups of their condition, such as frequent blood tests, as those who are treated with Coumadin™. This text will shed light on the subject.