Nitrate therapy in heart failure.


Nitrates are drugs of first choice in patients with acute heart failure. Acute pulmonary edema can be successfully treated with single or repeated doses of sublingual nitroglycerin. In cases of prolonged acute heart failure, e.g. in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, nitroglycerin or isosorbide dinitrate can be given by the intravenous route for up… (More)


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@article{Schneider1991NitrateTI, title={Nitrate therapy in heart failure.}, author={W. Schneider and W. D. Bussmann and A. Hartmann and M. Kaltenbach}, journal={Cardiology}, year={1991}, volume={79 Suppl 2}, pages={5-13} }