Calcium channel blocking agents
Other names: calcium antagonists, calcium channel antagonists, calcium channel blockers, CCB
What are Calcium channel blocking agents?
Calcium channel blocking agents restrict the amount of calcium entering cardiac and smooth muscle cells by blocking voltage-gated calcium channels. This causes blood vessels to relax and widen (vasodilate), improves oxygen supply to the heart, and lowers blood pressure. Some calcium channel blockers also slow the heart rate.
List of Calcium channel blocking agents:
Medical conditions associated with calcium channel blocking agents:
- Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Flutter
- Cluster Headaches
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure
- Hypertensive Emergency
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
- Migraine Prevention
- Premature Labor
- Raynaud's Syndrome
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
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