Skip to main content
Article
Pharmacologic Manipulation of Preload, Afterload, and Contractility in the Young
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Lois K. Baker, Cedarville University
  • I. B. Alyn
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1992
Abstract
Cardiovascular 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.
Keywords
  • Cardiovascular disease,
  • drug therapy,
  • afterload,
  • young children
Citation Information
Lois 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lois_baker/62/