Calcium Channel Blockers Provide Multiple Heart-Health Benefits

All CCBs can help lower your blood pressure, but two types of these commonly used medications can also slow your heart rate.

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Of the many types of medications available to fight high blood pressure, calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular first-line drug to treat hypertension. These versatile medications are generally well-tolerated by most patients, and they provide more benefits than controlling your blood pressure, explains Michael Militello, PharmD, a cardiology pharmacotherapy specialist at Cleveland Clinic.
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