11 doctors weighed in:

Can Norvasc (amlodipine) help an aortic aneurysm?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly yes

One of the approaches to the medical management of aaas is good blood pressure control.
Norvasc (amlodipine) can certainly help lower one's blood pressure. It should be noted that the preferred blood pressure medication for aaas is a beta-blocker because it also slows down the heart rate. This is thought to reduce the mechanical forces / stresses on the AAA and minimize the expansion rate.

In brief: Indirectly yes

One of the approaches to the medical management of aaas is good blood pressure control.
Norvasc (amlodipine) can certainly help lower one's blood pressure. It should be noted that the preferred blood pressure medication for aaas is a beta-blocker because it also slows down the heart rate. This is thought to reduce the mechanical forces / stresses on the AAA and minimize the expansion rate.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Thank
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Norvasc (amlodipine) can help control BP but will not cause AAA to decrease in size.
Careful and frequent monitoring of the size of the aneurysm is in order.

In brief: Not really

Norvasc (amlodipine) can help control BP but will not cause AAA to decrease in size.
Careful and frequent monitoring of the size of the aneurysm is in order.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors