Calcium Channel Blockers for High Blood Pressure
How It Works
Calcium channel blockers relax and widen blood vessels. This makes it easier for blood to flow through the vessels and lowers blood pressure.
Diltiazem and verapamil also slow the heart rate and affect the pumping action of the heart.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology