Systemic pharmacotherapeutics of the cardiovascular system include diuretics, positive inotropes, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, vasoactive drugs, antiarrhythmics, and hemantics, hemostatics, and anticoagulants. See also Principles of Therapy of Cardiovascular Disease in Animals Principles of Therapy of Cardiovascular Disease in Animals Also see Systemic Pharmacotherapeutics of the Cardiovascular System. Although therapy is disease-specific, there are some general goals of therapy for heart disease: Chronic stretch on myocardial... read more and Management of Heart Failure The three primary functions of the cardiovascular system are to maintain 1) normal blood pressure and 2) normal cardiac output, both at a 3) normal venous/capillary pressure. Heart failure is... read more and Fluid Therapy .
See table: Commonly Used Cardiovascular Drugs and Dosages Commonly Used Cardiovascular Drugs and Dosages for a listing of commonly used cardiovascular drugs and dosages Diuretics Diuretics are used to remove inappropriate water volume in animals with edema or volume overload, correct specific ion imbalances, and reduce blood pressure and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure... read more .