Mechanisms of action of nitrates

Glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, and isosorbide-5-mononitrate are organic nitrate esters commonly used in the treatment of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and congestive heart failure. Organic nitrate esters have a direct relaxant effect on vascular smooth muscles, and the dilation of coronary vessels improves oxygen supply to the… CONTINUE READING