Calcium channel blockers are medicines commonly used to:
The following calcium channel blockers can also slow heart rate:
Diltiazem and verapamil are used for
By slowing heart rate and lowering blood pressure, calcium channel
blockers help reduce the heart's workload. Calcium channel blockers may also
directly improve blood flow to the heart by reversing spasms that can occur in
the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. Successful
treatment of high blood pressure also helps reduce the risk of atrial
December 14, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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