Vasodilators

Vasodilators are medications used to widen (dilate) blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and improves blood flow throughout the body. Vasodilators may be used with other medications to treat heart-related diseases, such as heart failure or high blood pressure.

Last Updated: February 12, 2010

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology

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