Interaction Between Calcium Antagonists and Muscle Relaxants

  • Hideo Nagashima
  • E. Sylvester Vizi
  • Francis F. Foldes
Conference paper


Calcium channel blockers are frequently employed in the treatment of arrhythmias, hypertensive heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, asthma and cerebral vasospasm (cf. Jenkins and Scoates, 1985). Thus, patients who are being treated with calcium channel blockers and undergoing surgery, which requires anesthesia are encountered frequently.


Muscle Relaxant Calcium Antagonist Cerebral Vasospasm Tibialis Muscle Hypertensive Heart Disease 
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© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideo Nagashima
    • 1
  • E. Sylvester Vizi
    • 2
  • Francis F. Foldes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMontefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental MedicineHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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