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Cardiac catheterization: A review for pharmacists
U.S.Pharmacist
  • Mebanga Ojong
  • Chad Weinhold
  • Afeez Salako
  • Jennifer Andres, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract

Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure that is performed in hospitals throughout the United States and worldwide. The procedure can be used for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Pharmacists should be aware of the benefits and risks involved in cardiac catheterization and the associated drug therapy in order to help determine appropriate treatment for patients. Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure that is performed in hospitals throughout the United States and worldwide. Cardiac catheterization can be used for diagnosis and assessment of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it can be used therapeutically in order to open an occluded blood vessel and has become an alternative to surgery in some patients. Pharmacotherapy plays a large role before, during, and after cardiac catheterization. The goal of this article is to provide practicing pharmacists an overview of the most common reasons for cardiac catheterization, describe the procedure and its associated risks, and discuss the drugs that need be to administered as part of the procedure.

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This article was published in U.S.Pharmacist, Volume 39, Issue 2, Pages HS13-HS16.

The published version is available at http://www.uspharmacist.com/content/d/health_systems/c/46746/.

Copyright © 2014 Jobson.

Citation Information
Mebanga Ojong, Chad Weinhold, Afeez Salako and Jennifer Andres. "Cardiac catheterization: A review for pharmacists" U.S.Pharmacist Vol. 39 Iss. 2 (2014) p. HS13 - HS16
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_andres/4/