Nifedipine following acute myocardial infarction--dependence of response on baseline haemodynamic status.


The haemodynamic effects of nifedipine (20 mg sublingually) were studied in 40 patients with acute myocardial infarction within 18 h of the onset of symptoms. To determine the influence of preload and afterload on the haemodynamic response to nifedipine, patients were prospectively stratified equally into four groups of 10 patients based on systemic blood… (More)