Caring for premature and micro preemies is a constant weighing of options for neonatal doctors and nurses working in NICUs. Here is some science what professionals go through on a daily basis caring to critical preemie babies.
The top three most commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive drugs can be easily remembered through the mnemonic ABC – ACE inhibitors (end in PRIL), Beta blockers (end in OLOL) and Calcium Antagonists (end in PINE except diltiazem and verapamil).
Preload is the stretch. The amount of volume being returned to the right side of the heart from systemic circulation. Afterload is the squeeze. The amount of resistance the left side of the heart has to overcome in order to eject blood.
“ ACE Inhibitors- How do they work? Angiotensin II is a very potent chemical that causes the blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the vessels. This increases the pressure within the vessels causing high blood pressure (hypertension).