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AAD

Antiarrhythmic drug

ACC

American College of Cardiology

ACEI

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

ACS

Acute coronary syndrome

Afib

Atrial fibrillation

AHA

American Heart Association

AKI

Acute kidney injury

ARA

Aldosterone receptor antagonist

ARB

Angiotensin receptor blocker

BB

Beta blocker

BP

Blood pressure

BPM

Beats per minute

CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

Coronary artery disease

CCB

Calcium channel blocker

CKD

Chronic kidney disease

DBP

Diastolic blood pressure

DCC

Direct current cardioversion

DCCB

Dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker

DM

Diabetes mellitus

ESC

European Society of Cardiology

GFR

Glomerular filtration rate

HCTZ

Hydrochlorothiazide

HF

Heart failure

HR

Heart rate

HTN

Hypertension

LVEF

Left ventricular ejection fraction

MI

Myocardial infarction

NCEP

National Cholesterol Education Program

NDCCB

Non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker

NSTEMI

Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction

NTG

Nitroglycerin

PCI

Percutaneous coronary intervention

SBP

Systolic blood pressure

SDC

Serum digoxin concentration

SL

Sublingual

STEMI

ST-elevation myocardial infarction

UFH

Unfractionated heparin

TdP

Torsades de Pointes

TEE

Transesophageal echocardiogram

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Table 1.1.1 Antihypertensive Drug Dosing

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