Pharmacologic Manipulation of Preload, Afterload, and Contractility in the YoungJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing
AbstractCardiovascular nurses who work with the young are faced with the challenge of understanding the specifics of pharmacologic agents that enhance cardiac output. This article is a summary of the drugs commonly used to manipulate preload, afterload, and contractility in the young. Diuretics, vasodilators, and positive inotropes are discussed in the text. The specifics of pharmacokinetics, dosage, and special considerations are summarized in table form in the Appendix.
- Cardiovascular disease,
- drug therapy,
- young children
Citation InformationLois K. Baker and I. B. Alyn. "Pharmacologic Manipulation of Preload, Afterload, and Contractility in the Young" Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (1992) p. 12 - 29
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