Cardiology FAQ's

What is Nitroglycerin and how should it be used?

Nitroglycerin is a compound which is given to people who have documented coronary artery blockage or suspected chest pain due to angina. Nitroglycerin reduces the pressure inside the heart chambers and allows the maximum flow of blood across the heart muscle, even in the presence of significant blockages. It also directly dilates the arteries. The major benefit is the reduction of pressure within the heart. Generally, if three or more are required for a single episode of chest pain over the course of 15 minutes, 9-1-1 should be called.

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