Efficacy, duration and mechanism of action of nifedipine in stable exercise-induced angina pectoris

D. Ardissino, S. de Servi, J. A. Salerno, G. Specchia, M. Previtali, A. Mussini, P. Bobba

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The duration of effect of single oral doses of 10 and 20 mg of nifedipine was studied in 10 patients with angiographically proven coronary artery disease and with stable exercise-induced angina pectoris. In a randomized double-blind manner exercise tests were carried out 1 hour before and 1, 2, 4 and 6 h after the administration of placebo, nifedipine 10 mg(N10) and nifedipine 20 mg(N20). Compared with the placebo both N10 and N20 produced a statistically significant increase in exercise tolerance at 1(P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-881
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology

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