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L-type calcium channel blockers may contribute to heart failure, study finds

L-type calcium channel blockers may contribute to heart failure, study finds

Researchers found that in rats and human cells in vitro, LCCBs cause changes in blood vessels — known as vascular remodeling — that reduce blood flow and increase pressure. Examining epidemiological data, the team also found that LCCBs are associated with a greater risk for heart failure. The findings suggest that care should be taken when prescribing these drugs to patients, particularly older adults and those with advanced hypertension.

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