Calcium Channel Blockers are a class of drugs which blocks the entry of calcium inside the muscles and heart of the arteries. If the calcium is allowed entry into the different parts of the muscle cells and arteries, the heart valve gets contracted and the arteries are also narrowed down alarmingly. So blocking the entry of calcium into the body, CCB reduces the contraction of the heart and dilutes the arteries. The term dilation means the widening.
In highbloodpessurehub.com, we find that as the heart is in need of oxygen the blood is pumped inside the heart.
The faster the pace of the heart functioning, the more the quantum of oxygen it requires. Angina (pain in the heart valve) occurs when the oxygen supply does not take place as per the desired expectation. By dilation or widening of the arteries Calcium Channel Blockers reduce the tension of blood flow in the arteries. This medication eases the functioning of the heart. As the CCBs relieve the angina pain, the blood flow becomes easier. Calcium Channel Blockers are used with a view to ensure channelizing of smooth blood flow.
Purpose for using Calcium Channel Blockers:
Calcium Channel Blockers are used for treating high blood pressure, angina and abnormal heart rhythms (which in medical parlance is also known as atrial fibrillation). Such drugs are used when an individual has already suffered a cardiac arrest. These drugs can also tackle atrial fibrillation or angina pain in the heart. CCBs play the same role as that of the ACE inhibitors in reducing the blood pressure of human body.
Types of CCBs used in US:
The Calcium Channel Blockers that are legally in use in the US are Nisoldipine( Sular), Nifedipine( Adalat Procardia) , Nicardipine ( Cardene), Bepridil ( Vascor) Isradipine ( Dynacirc), Amlodipine ( Norvasc) and Verapamil ( Calan, Ispotin).
Side effects of using Calcium Channel Blockers:
Building up of fluids in the legs
Rapid Heart Rate
Slow Heart Rate
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