Cardiovascular medications in elderly


Authors: H. Matějovská Kubešová;  P. Weber;  H. Meluzínová;  J. Matějovský
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika interní, geriatrie a praktického lékařství Lékařské fakulty MU a FN Brno, pracoviště Bohunice, přednostka prof. MUDr. Hana Matějovská Kubešová, CSc.
Category: Online

Overview

Authors analyze recommended groups of medications and their risks for elderly patients. Angiotensinconverting enzyme blockers and their influence on the endothelial dysfunction, but the risk of hyperpotassemia are showed. The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding during the treatment with antiagregants and anticoagulants, the risk of bradycardia in beta-blockade, possible interactions with other medications lowering the heart rate are discussed. Attention is paid to calcium channel blockers, diuretics and digoxin. Important conclusions for practice are resumed at the end of the article.

Key words:
angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitors - antiagregants - beta-blockers - statins - calcium blockers - diuretics - digoxin - pharmacotherapy in elderly - unwanted side effects - interaction of medications


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