calcium channel blocker

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calcium channel blocker

n.
Any of a class of drugs that inhibit the movement of calcium ions across the cell membranes of cardiac and smooth muscle and are used to treat cardiovascular disorders.
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calcium channel blocker

n
(Medicine) any drug that prevents the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle: used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Also called: calcium antagonist
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Calcium channel blockers are responsible for more cardiovascular fatalities than any other cardiovascular agents in the USA, with an estimated 35% mortality rate.
The study provided that using Verapamil as calcium channel blockers with nitrate does not put a significant effect on radial spasm with p value 0.806.
The most widely prescribed antihypertensive agents in PINNACLE registry patients with TRH were beta-blockers, in 87%; ACE inhibitors, in 72%; calcium channel blockers, in 71%; and thiazide diuretics, in 69%.
Of the many types of medications available to fight high blood pressure, calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular first-line drug to treat hypertension.
Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) are considered to be the mainstay in management of hypertension.
To estimate the frequency of purpura and bleeding in patients on calcium channel blockers and association between calcium channel blocker therapy and petechiae due to capillary fragility induced by Hess test.
Occasional coffee consumption could adversely affect the blood pressure-lowering effects of calcium channel blockers (CCBs), according to recent research (American Journal of Hypertension, Aug.
Medications include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and, rarely, diltiazem, amiodarone, and disopyramide.
You were right about my reaction to my medicine, but I can't tell my Ivy league-educated cardiologist, 'My daughter thinks I am on the wrong medicine.'" Luckily, my mom's immunologist noticed that Mom was taking a calcium channel blocker and told Mom that, while she hesitated mentioning it, she thought that Mom was on the wrong medicine; she thought calcium channel blockers weren't suppose to be given in DCM.
The documented drug classes now successfully reversed by Intralipid therapy include antiarrhythmics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, local anesthetics, and the benzodiazepine-agonist insomnia drugs.
Calcium channel blockers have been mainly used in CVS as inhibitors of muscle contraction.
There are essentially four classes of medications that can be used as first-line agents for the treatment of high blood pressure: beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

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