Info

Mechanism of

Preload

Afterload

Drug Class

Examples

Vasodilating Action

Reduction

Reduction

Organic nitrates

Nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate

NO-mediated vasodilation

+++

+

Nitric oxide donors

Nitroprusside

NO-mediated vasodilation

+++

+++

Angiotensin

Captopril, enalapril,

Inhibition of AngII

++

++

converting enzyme

lisinopril

generation, decreased

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