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[Actual questions of nitrate therapy]

KIRÁLY Csaba, CZURIGA István, KRISTÓF Éva, ÉDES István

MAY 20, 2003

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2003;13(04)

[The nitrates are one of our oldest medicine. This article summarizes the general and the cardiovascular effect of the nitrates, the question of the nitrate tolerance and the ways of avoiding this. On the basis of the clinical studies the article describes the theoretical and practical results of the nitrate therapy in myocardial infarct and post-MI patients. It also summarizes the cardiac and extracardiac indications of the nitrates with special regard to acute cardiac conditions (acute heart failure, pulmonary edema) and analyses the side effects and the contrindications of the drug.]

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