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what can be an alternative to nitroprusside?

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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Various: If you are talking ICU treatment for hypertension, IV nitroglycerin, IV hydralazine, IV ACE, sublingual clonidine, among others. In the cath lab, nitroprusside may be injected directly into the coronary artery for slow or no flow in the artery during an intervention. In that setting, adenosine or various calcium channel blockers are alternatives.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014

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