This module provides a quick overview of the major classes of cardiac medications. It reviews the intended and adverse effects of the medications, as well as the impact on clinical presentation, activity tolerance, and function. It also reviews how to integrate this information into a therapy plan of care.
Section 1: Cardiac-Related Medications: Impact on Activity Tolerance and Function
Common Cardiac Medications
Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers
ACE Inhibitors and ARBs
Combination ARB and Neprilysin Inhibitor
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience treating patients with cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological impairments in the inpatient setting. She also has experience in outpatient orthopedics. She has additional training in medical screening, lumbopelvic examination and treatment, and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias. Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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