Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Aortic Stenosis?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Opioid analgesics such as morphine act by binding to opioid receptors on neurons distributed throughout the nervous system and immune system. They can also help patient anxiety, distress, and dyspnea.

Morphine sulfate (MS Contin, Astramorph, Avinza)

Morphine is a drug of choice for analgesia due to reliable and predictable effects and safety profile. A patient presenting with uncontrolled heart failure due to aortic stenosis should be treated supportively with morphine.


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