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.
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.
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.
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).
Medical management therapies including alpha-blockers, calcium channel blockers
, corticosteroids, and phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors have all been described.
This trial enrolled patients who, at baseline, were treatment naive to beta-blockers, diuretics, statins and calcium channel blockers
, the latter being used as metabolically neutral controls.
The effects of calcium channel blockers
on the cardiovascular system include decrease in electromechanical contruction in the myocardium, slowing down of the "pacemaker" activity, decrease in the atrioventricular conduction and dilatation in vascular smooth muscles (2).
Prostaglandin inhibitors and calcium channel blockers
are most likely to delay delivery and improve neonatal outcomes in the setting of preterm labor, according to this systematic review and network meta-analysis of 95 randomized, controlled trials.
LOS ANGELES--In terms of preserving exercise capacity and lowering elevated N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels, calcium channel blockers
outperformed beta-blockers for rate control in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation.
Calcium channel blockers
are widely used for their antihypertensive effects especially in the elderly patients3.
Recently have shown that calcium channel blockers
may have anticonvulsant effects in some animal models.
NEW ORLEANS -- Calcium channel blockers
and diuretics are the best drugs for treating hypertension in the elderly because they are the most effective at reducing the risk of what elderly patients fear most: stroke, Dr.