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Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD

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Tutorial - Myocardial Infarction

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  1. What is myocardial infarction and its most common cause?  click here
  2. List several clinical symptoms of myocardial infarction.  click here
  3. How does myocardial infarction affect cardiopulmonary and systemic vascular function?  click here
  4. What neurohumoral changes are associated with myocardial infarction?  click here
  5. What is the rationale for improving the myocardial oxygen/supply demand ratio?  click here 
  6. What classes of drugs are used to improve the myocardial oxygen/supply demand ratio?  click here
  7. How are thrombolytic drugs used during acute myocardial infarction and what is their mechanism of action? click here 
  8. What is the purpose of inserting an intracoronary stent?  click here


Revised 10/24/2022

DISCLAIMER: These materials are for educational purposes only, and are not a source of medical decision-making advice.