How do vasodilators work in treating heart disease?
Vasodilators relax the muscles in the blood vessel walls. The vessels widen and blood flows through more easily. Your blood pressure lowers. Your heart receives more blood and oxygen, so it doesn't have to work so hard to pump.
From: Heart Disease Medicine: How Can It Help You? WebMD Medical Reference
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