Essay on Treating Hypertension with Verapamil

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Many people in the world suffer from Hypertension ( high blood pressure), chest pain and different heart rhythm disorders. There are many drugs that handle problems like this. One drug in particular that deals with problems/issues like this is Verapamil. Verapamil also known as Calan, Calan SR, Isoptin SR, Verelan, Verelan PM, Isoptin, Isoptin I.V., Covera-HS is a drug that handles all the problems I talked about earlier. "Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels ("Verapamil: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Drugs.com", 2013)" "Verapamil Inhibits calcium ion influx through slow channels into cells of myocardial and arterial smooth muscle. Dilates coronary arteries …show more content…
Many people in the world suffer from Hypertension ( high blood pressure), chest pain and different heart rhythm disorders. There are many drugs that handle problems like this. One drug in particular that deals with problems/issues like this is Verapamil. Verapamil also known as Calan, Calan SR, Isoptin SR, Verelan, Verelan PM, Isoptin, Isoptin I.V., Covera-HS is a drug that handles all the problems I talked about earlier. "Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels ("Verapamil: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Drugs.com", 2013)" "Verapamil Inhibits calcium ion influx through slow channels into cells of myocardial and arterial smooth muscle. Dilates coronary arteries and arterioles and inhibits coronary artery spasm. Decreases and slows SA and AV node conduction without affecting normal arterial action potential or intraventricular conduction. Associated vasodilation of arterioles decreases total peripheral vascular resistance and reduces arterial BP at rest. May slightly decrease heart rate ("VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE", n.d.)." Verapamil reduces the work that the heart has to do. It can be given orally or intraveneoulsy and is pregnancy category C. Along with verapAmil there is also a herb that can also be used instead called hawthorn. "Hawthorn is a plant. The leaves, berries, and flowers of hawthorn are used to make medicine. Hawthorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as
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