Cardiovascular Diseases and Drug Therapy -A Review
Cardiovascular drugs are drugs which are used to treat diseases relating to the heart and blood vessels structure and function. Most common diseases includes: heart failure, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, blood clots, circulation disorders etc. As we know the varieties and extent of cardiovascular drugs have increased rapidly in past decades. An effective oral diuretic which was approved in 1950s has outstanding effect on treatment of heart failure and hypertension. Beta blockers agents in 1960s brought major changes for treatment of hypertension or angina pectoris patients. In 1980s Calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors were used widely and given effective treatment to patients with coronary artery disease, hypertension and heart failure. Major transform was invention of clotting factors which have saved thousands of patients from heart attack.