Journal article

Effects of amlodipine on exercise tolerance, quality of life, and left ventricular function in patients with heart failure from left ventricular systolic dysfunction

JE Udelson, CA DeAbate, M Berk, G Neuberg, M Packer, NK Vijay, J Gorwitt, WB Smith, ML Kukin, T LeJemtel, TB Levine, MA Konstam

AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL | MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A preliminary study suggested that the long-acting late-generation calcium-channel blocker amlodipine has favorable effects on exercise tolerance and is safe to use in heart failure, in contrast to earlier generation agents. The goal of 2 multicenter studies was to assess the effect of adjunctive therapy with amlodipine in addition to standard therapy on exercise capacity, quality of life, left ventricular function, and safety parameters in patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. METHODS: Two large multicenter trials examining the effects of amlodipine on these parameters over a 12-week period of therapy were undertaken in patients with mild to mode..

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