Published in Cardiovascular Week, August 27th, 2007
Study 1: Researchers detail in "Verapamil toxicity: an unusual case report and review of the literature," new data in cardiology. "Verapamil blocks the rapid influx of calcium into the cardiac myocytes of the cardiac conduction system and smooth muscle of the vasculature, resulting in decreased myocardial contractility, prolonged conduction time, and vascular relaxation. A sustained-release form, verapamil SR (or ER), is available that contains higher levels of medication and requires only once-daily dosing," scientists writing in the The American Journal of...
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