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How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

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. ...Read more

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Nitroquick (Definition)

Nitroquick is a fast acting Nitroglycerin which dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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What happens if I go to the ER with low blood pressure after taking nitrostat (pills for chest pain) will it show up in blood work?

What happens if I go to the ER with low blood pressure after taking nitrostat (pills for chest pain) will it show up in blood work?

No: It will not show up in blood work and it won't show up in your BP either because it wears off in about 10 minutes. ...Read more

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What is a patient's activity order before CABG surgery?...If they are asymptomatic on Tridil but came in through the ER with chest pain/SOB.

What is a patient's activity order before CABG surgery?...If they are asymptomatic on Tridil but came in through the ER with chest pain/SOB.

Bedrest: The normal order is bed rest - light walking around the hospital room or hallway may be allowed but varies on a case to case basis. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having chest pain on the left side and had nitroquick time2 help?

What to do if I'm having chest pain on the left side and had nitroquick time2 help?

Chest pain: If you have chest pain and have taken Nitro without any improvement then you should be seen by a physician right away. You should go to an ER for evaluation. If it is not serious then you can follow with your regular physician, if it is then you will be admitted for further testing, but don't wait. ...Read more

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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Chest pain sore to touch like something is bruised inside. Very painful. What is this?

Chest pain sore to touch like something is bruised inside. Very painful. What is this?

Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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