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Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Dilation of vessels
Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure.
This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain.

In brief: Dilation of vessels
Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure.
This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: It works
Nitroglycerin will dilate blood vessels and will lower blood pressure and can work quite quickly.

In brief: It works
Nitroglycerin will dilate blood vessels and will lower blood pressure and can work quite quickly.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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