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How do calcium channel blockers help manage heart failure?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

The calcium channel blockers diltiazem and verapamil can be used for people with diastolic heart failure. They are only recommended for people who also have angina, atrial fibrillation, or hypertension. These drugs can slow heart rate and improve the heart's performance.

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