Welcome to Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts
This site describes drugs that are used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The content emphasizes the biophysical, biochemical, and cellular basis for drug therapy. My desire in publishing this web site is to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of not only general pharmacologic principles and mechanisms of action of cardiovascular drugs, but more importantly, with an understanding of the rationale for drug use.
Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts is written primarily for students, teachers, and health professionals. The contents of this site can be entered by several different routes using the navigation bar on the left. Searches can be conducted on individual words or phrases, or by clicking on the links that organize the content by clinical disorders, drug therapeutic classes, and drug class mechanisms.
This web site is a companion site to www.cvphysiology.com, which has been an important resource for cardiovascular physiology since it was first published on the web in 1999. Therefore, there are many cross links between www.cvpharmacology.com and www.cvphysiology.com that are useful in reinforcing both physiologic and pharmacologic concepts.
Richard E. Klabunde, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine