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Why are nitrates recommended for coronary artery disease management?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If a beta blocker cannot be used or has unacceptable side effects, a long-acting nitrate is sometimes prescribed. A nitrate is also sometimes added if a beta blocker alone is not effective.

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