A 34-year-old member asked:
how does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?
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Cardiology 37 years experience
Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving blood flow to heart muscle will relieve the discomfort caused by a partial blockage of the blood vessel with plaque.
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Ntg: Nitroglycerine opens the blood vessels of the heart, improving oxygenation thus relieving chest pain.
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Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
4072 viewsAnswered Mar 26, 2018
Last updated Mar 26, 2018
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