Calcium antagonists.

  title={Calcium antagonists.},
  author={Ehud Grossman and Franz H. Messerli},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  volume={47 1},
Calcium antagonists were introduced for the treatment of hypertension in the 1980s. Their use was subsequently expanded to additional disorders, such as angina pectoris, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Raynaud phenomenon, pulmonary hypertension, diffuse esophageal spasms, and migraine. Calcium antagonists as a group are heterogeneous and include 3 main classes--phenylalkylamines, benzothiazepines, and dihydropyridines--that differ in their molecular… CONTINUE READING
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