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In treating primary pulmonary hypertension what class of drugs do you use?
Calcium channel blockers
Vasodialating prostaglandins
Endothelial receptor antagonists
Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors
What type of calcium channel blockers are there for PPH and what are the doses?
Dihydropyridines(Nifedepine)
30-240mg per day
Benzothiazepines(Diltaziem)
120-900mg per day
Name some vasodialating prostaglandins
Epoprostenol(Flolan)
short 1/2 life
Treprostinil(Remodulin)
longer 1/2 life, both given by continous infusion
What effects do phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors promote?
1.improve cardiac function
2.decrease pulmonary vascular resistance
3. decrease pulmonary artery pressure
Components of Expert Panel Report II on Asthma
1. assessment and monitoring
2. control contributing factors
3. pharmacologic therapy
4. education