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How can nitrates help with treating heart disease?

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If you have angina -- chest pain that happens when the arteries to your heart are blocked or narrowed -- your doctor may prescribe medicines called nitrates. They relax your arteries so blood can flow more easily to your ticker.

Your doctor may also suggest you use nitrates along with another blood pressure drug (hydralazine) to treat congestive heart failure.

From: Nitrates for Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

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