Calcium Channel Blockers for Coronary Artery Disease
How It Works
Calcium channel blockers help treat Reference coronary artery disease Opens New Window by:
- Increasing blood flow to the heart muscle by expanding (dilating) the coronary arteries.
- Possibly help to prevent a spasm of the coronary arteries.
- Lowering blood pressure and the workload on the heart, which allows the heart muscle to function with less oxygen and blood flow.
- Sometimes slowing a rapid heart rate and controlling irregular heart rhythms.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology