Use of calcium channel antagonists in myocardial revascularization procedures

Academic Article


  • Calcium channel antagonists possess a number of properties that may be beneficial after revascularization procedures. Therefore, we present an overview of the use of these drugs after percutaneous intervention in the Coronary Angioplasty Versus Excisional Atherectomy Trial (CAVEAT), and compare the results in CAVEAT with those in published randomized trials. Also reviewed are the use of calcium channel antagonists to control perioperative hypertension, reduce myocardial necrosis, and prevent arrhythmias during cardiopulmonary bypass.
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    Author List

  • Califf RM; Tardiff BE; Pieper KS; Hillegass WB
  • Start Page

  • 26D
  • End Page

  • 31D
  • Volume

  • 77
  • Issue

  • 16