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Chapter 8: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Angina Pectoris

The three forms of angina are exertional angina, unstable angina, and variant angina.

a. True

b. False

Which of the following cardiovascular drug classes is not utilized to treat the various forms of angina pectoris?

a. Calcium channel blockers

b. Nitroglycerin and other organic nitrates

c. β-receptor antagonists

d. α1-receptor agonists

Pharmacologic mechanism(s) for the various classes of antianginal agents does not include which of the following?

a. Decreasing cardiac preload by vasodilation

b. Decreasing cardiac afterload by vasodilation

c. Decreasing coronary blood flow

d. Negative chronotropic and inotropic effects on the heart

Sublingual or buccal administration of nitroglycerin achieves a faster therapeutic systemic blood level of the drug compared to oral administration.

a. True

b. False

Which of the following is not an adverse effect associated with organic nitrates?

a. Orthostatic hypotension

b. Tachycardia

c. Bronchoconstriction

d. Headache

Which of the following drugs is thought to decrease anginal manifestation by inhibiting oxidative stress?

a. Allopurinol

b. Propranolol

c. Diltiazem

d. Nicorandil

Which of the following drugs decreases anginal effects by depressing myocardial function?

a. Isosorbide dinitrate

b. Labetalol

c. Amlodipine

d. Allopurinol

Which of the following drugs decreases anginal effects by depressing myocardial function?

a. Isosorbide dinitrate

b. Verapamil

c. Amlodipine

d. Allopurinol

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