Current Hypertension Reviews

Prof. Kazuomi Kario
Jichi Medical University
School of Medicine


Vasospastic Angina and Ca Channel Blockers

Author(s): Shinya Minatoguchi.


Coronary artery spasm is one of the causes of angina pectoris,acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation-related sudden death. It has been established that Ca channel blockers are protective against vasospastic angina (VSA) and treatment with Ca channel blockers provides a better prognosis of VSA. However, it is not still clarified what kinds of Ca channel blockers shows the best prognosis of VSA. We performed a meta-analysis in which 4Ca channel blockers amlodipine, nifedipine, benidipine and diltiazem were used for the treatment of VSA patients and found that among 4 Ca channel blockers, benidipine showed a statistically significant better prognostic effect on MACE than amlodipine, nifedipine or diltiazem.

Keywords: Ca channel blocker, cardiovascular event, vasospastic angina.

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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [219 - 223]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573402110666140131161338
Price: $58