Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2022 Nov;40(4):771-792. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2022.06.012. Epub 2022 Oct 7.


Pharmacologic therapy is an integral component in the management of most cardiovascular emergencies. This article reviews the pharmacotherapy involved in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes, acute heart failure, and various arrhythmias. The focus will be to provide practical pearls that can be applied at the bedside in the Emergency Department.

Keywords: Arrhythmia; Atrial fibrillation; Cardiovascular; Dosing; Heart failure; Medication; Pharmacology; Pharmacotherapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome* / drug therapy
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Heart
  • Heart Failure* / diagnosis
  • Heart Failure* / drug therapy
  • Humans