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Nitroglycerin
Selective vasodilator
- Decreased venous return
- Decreased preload
- Decreased LVEDP
- Decreased Wall tension
Nitroglycerin's Adverse Effects
Hypotension
Headache
Decreased coronary blood flow
Reflex increases HR - increased O2 demand
Nitrate tolerance - allow 7-12 hr drug free if possible
Nitroglycerin's Drug-Drug Interactions
Viagra (sildenafil) and other PDE5 inh. contraindicated in pts taking Nitrates
Nitro: Contraindications
Anemia (severe)
Constrictive pericarditis
Nitroglycerin
Selective vasodilator
- Decreased venous return
- Decreased preload
- Decreased LVEDP
- Decreased Wall tension
Nitroglycerin's Adverse Effects
Hypotension
Headache
Decreased coronary blood flow
Reflex increases HR - increased O2 demand
Nitrate tolerance - allow 7-12 hr drug free if possible
Nitroglycerin's Drug-Drug Interactions
Viagra (sildenafil) and other PDE5 inh. contraindicated in pts taking Nitrates
Nitro: Contraindications
Anemia (severe)
Constrictive pericarditis
Early MI
Inc. intracranial pressure
Pericardial Tamponade
Restrictive cardiomyopathy