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How can blood pressure medicine cause heart failure?

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Calcium channel blockers can worsen edema or fluid that stays in your body’s tissues. Central agonists (clonidine, moxonidine) cause changes in the way your body releases hormones that affect your heart.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

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