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Is isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) for chest pressure contraindicated in patients with constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Generally no

It is not considered to be contraindicated, neither is it considered a treatment.
Why is it being considered?

In brief: Generally no

It is not considered to be contraindicated, neither is it considered a treatment.
Why is it being considered?
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Unusual med

Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) is used to treat angina or systolic heart failure.
Constriction does not usually cause chest pain and Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) would not be useful to treat pain associated with pericarditis. The diagnosis needs to be further investigated.

In brief: Unusual med

Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) is used to treat angina or systolic heart failure.
Constriction does not usually cause chest pain and Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) would not be useful to treat pain associated with pericarditis. The diagnosis needs to be further investigated.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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