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confusedstudent7
10-05-2006, 05:06 PM
are Calcium channel blockers contraindicated in CHF patients?
If a person has end organ renal failure and CHF...w/ HTN...what drug would you give them?
ACE inhibitor or Ca Blocker? or neither?
thanks

Isabella21
10-11-2006, 01:20 PM
CCB are totally contraindicated in CHF, (due to their negative inotropic effect)as well as nonsteroidal anti inflammatories, alcohol, and some anti arrhytmics (procainamide & disopyramide they have negative inotropic effect on myocardium too), because may precipitate or exacerbate HF.
ACE inhibitors are the agents of choice in HF ( but careful with pats with renal compromise because they produce renal insuficiency, hyperkalemia)

IMG SURVIVOR
10-30-2006, 01:37 AM
you can also give carvedilol for CHF.

And if you have a patient with intoxication of too much digoxin WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO?






















Stop the medication, dont choose none of the other stuff, if you see stop the medication pick that one, if not you pick (who knows?)

angielb13
11-01-2006, 11:37 AM
you can also give carvedilol for CHF.

And if you have a patient with intoxication of too much digoxin WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO?






















Stop the medication, dont choose none of the other stuff, if you see stop the medication pick that one, if not you pick (who knows?)

You pick correct the hypokalemia,after you stop the medication( usually it is present).







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