20 Nov 2014

Drugs used for treatment of heart attack patients.

Heart attack occurs when there is reduced blood supply to heart. It is an emergency situation and immediate medical care is required. Here in this article we will tell you some of the drugs and their aims. It is always good to have these in your mind

Following are the aims of treatment.
1.Immediate stabilization of patient.
2.longterm symptom control.
3.Cure of the condition if possible.

Drugs used for the treatment are given below.
1. Antiplatelet drugs –Aspirin and Clopidogrel, it is a group of powerful drugs that will prevent the blood clotting.
2. Nitrates will help to reduce the pain
3. Betablockers decrease the heart rate, blood pressure and improve the oxygen supply to heart.
4. Statin will reduce the blood cholesterol. Stabilize the plaque so prevent further attack.
5. ACE Inhibitors- role is to reduce the blood pressure, dilate the blood vessels and increases the blood supply.
6. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers will increase the blood supply to heart.
7. Clot lysis with streptokinase give immediate improvement.
8. Diuretics remove excess salt and water from the body so help the heart to work properly.
9. Digoxin improve the function of heart.

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