J_Jacob calcium channel blocker group paper

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Jennifer Jacob October 11, 2011 Biol-131 OSOL2 Young Calcium Channel Blockers Many cardiologists today use calcium channel blockers to help in the treatment of their patient’s cardiovascular conditions. Calcium channel blockers are used to treat multiple cardiovascular diseases such as, angina pectoris (chest pain), hypertension, and arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and supraventricular tachycardia. Some cardiologists also use this class of drugs to assist in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Drugs in this class consist of Diltiazem, Verapamil, Amlodipine, Felodipine, Nifedipine, Isradipine, Nicardipine, Nimodipine, and Nisoldipine ( Ogbru 2009). The first five mentioned are the most common used by cardiologists. Calcium channel blockers work to block calcium from entering the blood vessels and the heart, hence the name. When there is less calcium, the blood vessels relax, which in turn lowers blood pressure. In more medically acceptable terms, ‘Calcium channel blockers block voltage
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ENG 240 taught by Professor Unk during the Spring '11 term at Ocean County College.

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