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What is the truth about nitro(chest pain)?

i heard that if you take nitro for chest pain and get a headache its probably not heart related-but if you dont get a headache its your heart.does anyone know anything about this?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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That is completely a false statement. Nitro relieves chest pain but relaxing (vasodilation) the vessel walls allowing more oxygen to get to the heart muscle. As chest pain is caused by lack of oxygen to the heart muscle. One of the MOST common side effects of Nitro is a headache and hypotension (low blood pressure). There is probably more of a chance that the pain is not cardiac related if the chest pain does not go away with nitro.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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