Action of Calcium Antagonists on the Contraction of Isolated Human Coronary Arteries and Myocardium

  • T. Godfraind
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 67)


The concept of calcium antagonism has been pioneered in Europe in the nineteen sixties in two different and independent experimental approaches, one by Godfraind et al. on vascular smooth muscles (1, 2, 3) the other by Fleckenstein et al. (4) on cardiac muscle.


Calcium Antagonist Calcium Entry Smooth Muscle Contraction Human Coronary Artery Human Myocardium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Godfraind
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Pharmacodynamie Générale et de PharmacologieUniversité Catholique de LouvainBruxellesBelgique

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