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Dr. JPS Sawhney: Calcium Channel Blockers : Who Are The New Boys In Town ?

Fourth generation calcium channel blockers likely to replace amlodipine in future.
Dr. JPS Sawhney Leading Cardiologist, Chief of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology Sri Ganga Ram hospital, New Delhi on TheRightDoctors.Com Speaks about Newer Calcium Channel Blockers
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Dr. JPS Sawhney

Chief of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology

Sri Ganga ram Hospital, Delhi


Amlodipine has been the gold standard among calcium channel blockers for many years.“Clinidipine and azelnidipine are the recent fourth generation calcium blockers which have been found to reduce heart rate effectively,” says Dr. JPS Sawhney in an interview with Dr. Rishi Jain “The added advantage of cilnidipine over amlodipine is that by blocking the N type of channels it prevents the action of norepinephrine not only in the blood vessels, but also in the cardiac tissues and renal vasculature. Side effect like headache and pedal edema commonly observed in amlodipine are also absent.” “Azelnidipine is being used in Japan, but it is still under trials and is expected to arrive in the market soon.”“Due to lack of data on these new agents, it is difficult to match amlodipine’s proven rate of reduction in cardiovascular events. But once extensive trials are conducted, they can become the drug of choice in future.”


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Dr. Navin C Nanda

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Dr. Navin C Nanda

Director of Echocardiography

University of Alabama, USA



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CAD affects 10%of our population over 40 years

Dr. Sameer Srivastava

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Head of Non-invasive Cardiology

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi



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Heart Attack - Implications and an Action Plan

Dr. Vivek Gupta

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Dr. Vivek Gupta

Senior Interventional Cardiologist

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi



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