Chapter_18.docx - Chapter 18 Cardiotonics and Miscellaneous Inotropic Drugs Answers to Case Study and Review Questions Case Study 1 d 2 b 3 Digoxin

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Chapter 18: Cardiotonics and Miscellaneous Inotropic Drugs Answers to Case Study and Review Questions Case Study 1. d 2. b 3. Digoxin immune fab 4. Digoxin therapy is usually begun using a process called digitalization. The digitalizing, or loading, dose is administered in several doses, with approximately half the total digitalization dose administered in the first dose. Once a full therapeutic effect is achieved, a patient is usually prescribed a maintenance oral dose schedule. Review Questions 1. b 2. c 3. d 4. c 5. c 6. a 7. d 8. b 9. False. Any condition that impairs the ventricle’s ability to pump blood can lead to heart failure.
10. False. Left ventricular dysfunction is the most common form of heart failure. 11. True 12. False. Inamrinone and milrinone only control the signs and symptoms of heart failure.

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