What is it about?

Pain and cardiovascular system are strictly connected. Also pain pharmacologic therapy may influence the cardiac and vascular functions. This chapter tries to make clear the state-of-the-art for any possible interference between the two aspects of patients safety.

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Why is it important?

There are potential interference between cardiovascular system and analgesia that may became dangerous. This chapter illustrates the most relevant and suggests how to prevent them.


Pain management is evolving rapidly. It is important to stay updated on potential interferences of drugs, especially when there is a huge choice of them OTC.

Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

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This page is a summary of: Analgesic Drugs and Cardiac Safety, January 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90305-7_43-1.
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