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Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD

Clinical Disorders:

Therapeutic Classes:

Mechanism Classes:

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The following tutorials have been developed as an aid to learning cardiovascular drugs. The two different tutorial streams approach learning about cardiovascular drugs using either Therapeutic Drug Class or Clinical Disorder as the reference point for learning, the latter of which is more inclusive by addressing related physiologic and pathophysiologic topics as well as pharmacology. In contrast, the Therapeutic Drug Class focuses on the pharmacology of different drug classes.

The student is encouraged to go not only to the initial link associated with each question but also to use in-text hyperlinks to expand upon the physiologic and pharmacologic concepts associated with the question.

Therapeutic Drug ClassClinical Disorder
CardioinhibitoryHeart Failure
CardiostimulatorySystemic Hypertension
DiureticPulmonary Hypertension
ThrombolyticMyocardial Infarction

Revised 10/24/2022

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