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What Are the Potential Risks and Benefits of Nitroglycerin?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Nitroglycerin works by relaxing the arteries, allowing greater blood flow to the heart and reducing the risk of heart attack. However, when used in continuous treatment it may lose effectiveness and increase the risk of greater damage to the heart during a heart attack


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