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Cardiovascular/Hematologic Pharmacology

Unit 3: Cardiovascular/Hematologic Pharmacology

Cardiovascular/Hematologic Pharmacology
Cardiovascular/Hematologic Pharmacology

Welcome to Unit 3 of Advanced Pharmacology!
Angina is a clinical symptom often associated with physical exertion. Acute and chronic angina is approached differently. This condition is often concomitant with diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Risk stratification will be discussed, along with rational drug selection and treatment algorithms.

Additionally, this week will include hyperlipidemia. There are familial tendencies as well as lifestyle considerations when addressing this topic. This unit will explore treatment options and criteria for improve lipid profiles of your patients.

Unit Learning Objectives

Examine the principles of pathophysiology and therapeutics that direct the pharmacotherapeutic interventions for cardiovascular and hematologic conditions.
Analyze the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions of agents used for management of cardiovascular and hematologic conditions.
Gather and apply the evidence for pharmacotherapeutic interventions in a patients with cardiovascular and hematologic conditions.

Week 4/ Unit 3  “To Do” List

Complete the HYMR Cardiovascular/Hematologic Quiz
Study for upcoming exam covering Unit 1-3

Learning Resources
Learning Resources

Lectures & E-Book

Busti, A. J. (2022). NP Curriculum Support-Advanced Pharmacology for NPs. MedEducation, LLC.


Heparin & LMWH
VKOR Inhibitors
Direct Xa Inhibitors
ADP Inhibitors
Statins for LDL
Non-Statins for LDL
Meds for NonHDL and HDL

Unit 3 Optional Learning Resources:

Speed Pharmacology. (2017). Pharmacology – drugs for hyperlipidemia (made easy) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Of1Aewx-zRM
Speed Pharmacology. (2017). Pharmacology — anticoagulants & antiplatelet drugs (made easy) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/eZBtQ0rDnG4


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Guidelines for Management of Dyslipidemia and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease https://www.endocrinepractice.org/article/S1530-891X(20)42959-3/fulltext
ASCVD Risk Estimator  https://tools.acc.org/ldl/ascvd_risk_estimator/index.html#!/calulate/estimator/

HYMR Quiz – Cardio/Heme

Following review of all assigned lectures and correlating E-book chapters in High Yield Med Review, you will complete the module quiz in the HYMR platform.

From the Dashboard select “EXAMS”
Navigate to the “Cardiology/Hematology – Self Assessment” 
Click “Take Exam”

You will have one attempt to complete 10 questions in 15 minutes. Once completed, please take a screen shot of your score and upload to this assignment tab for grading. This quiz is worth 20 points, so based on your % score you will receive the correlating points below.


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*Please note, faculty are able to view your time and activity in HYMR.*

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