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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?
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Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Pain relief
Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart.
During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the heart which can be fatal. Increased blood flow decreases the pain and injury and can improve survival.

In brief: Pain relief
Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart.
During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the heart which can be fatal. Increased blood flow decreases the pain and injury and can improve survival.
Dr. Robert Roth
Dr. Robert Roth
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Emergency
Placing a sublingual meds would serve the same purpose as giving meds through IV -- as you probably know, Nitroglycerin can relieve cardiac chest pain (angina pectoris) quickly and potentially halt the progression to a heart attack -.

In brief: Emergency
Placing a sublingual meds would serve the same purpose as giving meds through IV -- as you probably know, Nitroglycerin can relieve cardiac chest pain (angina pectoris) quickly and potentially halt the progression to a heart attack -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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