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Calcium Antagonists (Calcium Channel Blockers)

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

This chapter emphasizes
  • That these excellent blood pressure-lowering agents have been proved in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in patients with hypertension but carry a significant risk for heart failure (HF) in the elderly and in blacks. This increased incidence of HF appears to be ignored by analysts of RCTs and is discussed in Chapter 8.

  • When to choose a calcium antagonist.

  • Which one to choose.

Keywords

Calcium Antagonist Left Ventricular Dysfunction Stable Angina Negative Inotropic Effect Coronary Artery Spasm 
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