Hypertension and nephrology

[Metabolic effects of cardiovascular drugs]

FÜLÖP Tibor1

FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Hypertension and nephrology - 2022;26(01)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33668/hn.26.007

[Cardiovascular drugs are used for the treatment and primary and secondary prevention of diseases affecting the cardiovascular system. Like all drugs, these drugs may have pharmacological effects in addition to their therapeutic effects. Of particular importance are the effects that affect, have a positive or negative effect on global or cardiac metabolism. In addition to primary cardiovascular diseases, most cardiovascular diseases are strongly influenced by patient’s metabolic status and adaptation to the disease itself. Drugs that affect global and cardiovascular metabolism, in addition to their recognized main mechanism of action, may be of particular interest, both because of their potential beneficial and detrimental effects, especially in the long run, as these drugs are most likely to be taken by our patients for the rest of their lives. These effects should be known to physicians treating patients with cardiovascular disease, and their therapeutic decisions should be made by this knowledge. This article is intended to assist in this decision making by reviewing the metabolic effects of major cardiovascular drugs.]

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  1. Debreceni Egyetem, Klinikai Központ, Kardiológiai és Szívsebészeti Klinika, Debrecen

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