N304 Antianginal Agents

  1. What are the therapeutic objecctives of antianginal agents?
    increase blood flow to ischemic heart muscle and/or decrease myocardial oxygen demand
  2. What are the three types of antianginal agents?
    • 1. Nitrates
    • 2. Beta- blockers
    • 3. Calcium channel blockers
  3. What do nitrates do?
    • - cause vasodilation due to relaxation of smooth muscles
    • - potent dilating effect on coronary arteries
    • - used for prophylaxis and treatement of angina
  4. What is the prototypical nirate?
  5. What are the effects of nitroglycerin?
    • large first-pass effect with PO forms
    • used for symptomatic treatment fo ischemic heart conditions (angina)
    • •IV form used for BP control in perioperative hypertension, treatment of CHF, ischemic pain, and pulmonary edema associated with acute MI
  6. What are the side effects of nitrates?
    • HA (b/c the blood vessels were dilalated)
    • flushing of face
    • tachycardia, postural hypotension
    • tolerance may develop-- mostly with transdermal
  7. What are the interactions with Nitrate?
    • with Ca++ blockers
    • with beta blockers
    • ETOH
    • Viagra -- may lead to fatal hypotension
  8. What are the names of nitrates?
    • •isosorbide dinitrate -
    • (Isordil, Sorbitrate, Dilatrate SR)

    • •isosorbide mononitrate –
    • (Imdur, Monoket, ISMO)
  9. isosorbide dinitrate
    • Nitrate
    • Names:
    • Isordil, Sorbitrate, Dilatrate SR
  10. isosorbide mononitrate
    • Nitrate
    • Names:
    • Imdur, Monoket, ISMO
  11. What are the main uses for Nitrates?
    • •Acute relief of angina-- (sublingual, but not
    • PO—po takes too long)

    • •Prophylaxis
    • (PREVENT! ) in situations that may provoke angina

    • •Long-term
    • prophylaxis of angina
  12. what is the mechanism of actions of Beta Blockers
    blocks the myocardium itself. Slows rate adn contractility. Decreases demand adn increases delivery to the heart.

    • •Decrease the HR, resulting in decreased myocardial oxygen demand and increased oxygen
    • delivery to the heart

    •Decrease myocardial contractility, helping to conserve energy or decrease demand
  13. What are the therapeutic uses of Beta blockers?
    • Antianginal
    • Antihypertensive
    • Cardioprotective effects, especially after MI
  14. What are the cardiovascular SE of beta blockers?
    bradycardia, hypotension, 2nd or third decress heart block, HF
  15. What are the metabolic SE of beta blockers?
    altered glucose and lipid metabolism
  16. What are the CNS SE of Beta Blockers?
    dizziness, fatigue, mental depression (elderly), lethary, drowsiness, unusual dreams
  17. What are the "other" SE of beta blockers?
    impotence (dec. libido) wheezing, dyspnea
  18. What interacts with B. Blockers?
    • –Diuretics--additative
    • –Antihypertensives
    • –Phenothiazines- pheragan, composanine…
    • –Anticholinergics
    • –Insulin & oral hypoglycemics
    • •Sx of hypoglycemia
  19. Name some beta blockers!

    • atenolol (tenormin)
    • metoprolol (lopressor)
    • Propanolol (Inderal)
    • Nadolol (Corgard)
  20. Atenolol (Tenormin)
    • b.blocker
    • post-MI patients. Selective Beta 1
  21. Metoprololol (Lopressor)
    • b.blocker
    • short AND longacting
  22. Propanolol (Inderal)
    • b.blocker
    • non-selective, most lipid soluble, works well to prevent migranes (gets over BB barrier). Many asians lack the enzyme to metabolize this.
  23. nadolol (Cogard)
    • b.blocker
    • non-selective
  24. What are some nursing actions to take while administering b.blockers?
    • –Monitor HR & BP- soon before giving the drug.
    • –Safety- can have dizziness (CNS rxn)
    • –Blood sugar
    • –Lung sounds
    • –Taper to stop
  25. What are contraindications of B. blockers?
    –COPD, asthma, decompensated HF, arrhythmias
  26. What are the mechanisms of actions for Ca Channel blockers?
    • •Cause peripheral arterial vasodilation
    • •Reduce myocardial contractility
    • (negative inotropic action)
    • •Depress SA & AV nodes
    • •Result: decreased myocardial oxygen demand
  27. What are the 2 types of CCBs?
    Dihydropyridines and nondihydropyridines.....
  28. Dihyropyridines
    • CCB
    • work in arterial smooth muscle
    • Tx HTN adn angina, prevent angina
    • Drugs-- end in "pine"

    • •nifedipine [adalat, Procardia] – po- oldest one
    • •amlodipine [Norvasc] -
    • •isradipine [DynaCirc] – most potent
    • •nicardipine [Cardene]
    • •nisoldipine [Nisocor]
  29. What are the SE and interactions of the dihydropyramidines CCB?
    • SE: flushing, HA, hypotension, peripheral edema (all bc of vasodilation....expected)
    • Interactions: B. BLOCKERS, digoxin, grapefruit juice
  30. Nondihydropyridines
    • CCBs
    • Uses- HTN, angina, dysrhymias
    • Drugs:
    • •Diltiazem [Cardizem]
    • •Verapamil [Calan, Isoptin]

    negative inotrophic (heart muscle) and chronotrophic (Heart beat)
  31. What are the SE and interactions of non-dihydropyramidines?
    • •SE
    • –Flushing, HA, dizziness, peripheral edema
    • –Constipation- common
    • –Dysrhythmias
    • –Confusion, drowsiness, mood changes (elderly)

    • •Interactions
    • –Digoxin
    • –Antihypertensives
    • –Statins (DO NOT GIVE WITH!)- very severe rxn. Muscle injury. Myopathy. See them degenerate.
    • –Grapefruit juice
  32. Do CCBs work for acut angina attacks?
    NO! it is just a drug that we take everyday to prevent angina
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N304 Antianginal Agents
N304 Antianginal Agents