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Current Hypertension Reviews

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1573-4021
ISSN (Online): 1875-6506

Vasospastic Angina and Ca Channel Blockers

Author(s): Shinya Minatoguchi

Volume 9 , Issue 3 , 2013

Page: [219 - 223] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573402110666140131161338

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Abstract

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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