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How do calcium blockers and beta blockers work to fix hypertension?

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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
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In brief: Relax vessels/heart

Calcium channel blockers slow the entry of calcium into tiny muscles that encircle your blood vessels, thereby reducing their contraction and releasing some pressure.
Beta blockers slow down the heart so that it doesn't push so much blood into the vessels, again reducing pressure.

In brief: Relax vessels/heart

Calcium channel blockers slow the entry of calcium into tiny muscles that encircle your blood vessels, thereby reducing their contraction and releasing some pressure.
Beta blockers slow down the heart so that it doesn't push so much blood into the vessels, again reducing pressure.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple mechanisms

They are complex compounds with many effects, but in terms of blood pressure, they dilate the vessels.

In brief: Multiple mechanisms

They are complex compounds with many effects, but in terms of blood pressure, they dilate the vessels.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Blood pressure

Calcium channel blockers relax arterial walls to lessen the resistance to outflow of blood from the heart.
Beta blockers have a different method of this effect as well and decreasing the velocity of contraction of the heart muscle which decreases the force impelling blood out of the heart.

In brief: Blood pressure

Calcium channel blockers relax arterial walls to lessen the resistance to outflow of blood from the heart.
Beta blockers have a different method of this effect as well and decreasing the velocity of contraction of the heart muscle which decreases the force impelling blood out of the heart.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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