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Antihypertensives by Class Mechanism

From a talk by Dr Wade Laudenschlager:


  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Hydralazine
  • Minoxidil
  • Nifedipine (okay in OB for PTL, not a good BP med for HTN)
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Pharmacology / Meds


Alfalfa is one of those herbs that isn’t used a whole lot. It’s scientific name is Medicago sativa and it is from the Fabaceae family, the pea family. 327 more words


Heart Failure - Guidelines, Staging and Treatment

Heart failure

Guidelines – http://m.circ.ahajournals.org/content/128/16/e240.full.pdf

  • New York Heart Association Functional Classes
    • Class I – No symptoms
    • Class II – Symptoms with ordinary activity
    • Class III – Symptoms with less than ordinary activity…
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Pharmacology / Meds

Water: How Much Do We Really Need?

On average, 60% of the human body is composed of water, so it makes sense that we need a lot of water to stay hydrated. But how much do we really need? 235 more words


Heart Failure Pearls


HFpEF – HF with preserved ejection fraction (“hef-ref”)

HFrEF – HF with reduced ejection fraction (“hef-pef”)

HFrEF has all the high-level evidence:  beta-blockers, ACEI, spironolactone – all indicated for NYHA II (with rales) – IV… 61 more words

Family Medicine/Pearls

Why Do Bodybuilders Use Lasix?

The following information was taken from an article written by Steven Smi from evolutionary.org – the original article can be found here


Diuretics are drugs that can increase the amount of water and sodium that is excreted in the urine. 1,888 more words