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Because calcium channel blockers have neutral effects on lipid and glucose metabolism, they are appropriate for patients with metabolic syndrome. Clinical outcome trials, such as the hypertension optimal treatment (HOT) trial (20) and the antihypertensive and lipid-lowering treatment to prevent heart attack trial (ALLHAT) (21) showed that calcium channel blockers are safe and effective in controlling blood pressure and reducing CVD events in patients with diabetes. Side effects associated with vasodilatation, such as flushing, headache, and ankle edema, can be troublesome.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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