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Cardiovascular Toxicology and Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Pharmacology is the study of drug action which interacts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ or organism. The interactions affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. It also deals in how drugs influence the heart and vascular system and those parts of the nervous and endocrine systems that participate in regulating cardiovascular function.

Chemotherapy may be the reason for cardiovascular toxicology or due to the medication for the treatment of heart diseases. Heavy metals intake or incorrectly administered drug like bupivacaine may also be reason for the same. The toxic exposures result in alterations in biochemical pathways, defects in cellular structure and function and pathogenesis of the affected cardiovascular system.

Related Societies: American Society for Preventive Cardiology | American Society of Echocardiography |American Society of Hypertension | Brazilian Society of Hypertension | Canadian Cardiovascular Society | Argentine Society of Cardiology