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Forum Name: Ischemic Heart Disease

Question: Cardizem, abruptly halting usage of

 aimerica - Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:16 am

Could abruptly halting the use of cardizem (used for past 8 years) for a 73 year old patient with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure cause a heart attack? Or could the combination of cardizem and other drugs commonly used when doing a
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:25 pm

User avatar Dear Aimerica,

Halting cardizem abruptly does not cause a heart attack.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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