Do short-acting calcium channel blockers increase the risk of cardiovascular events?
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In patients with coronary artery disease, use of immediate-release nifedipine is associated with an increased rate of anginal symptoms, but not other major cardiovascular events. Short-acting verapamil reduces the risk of nonfatal myocardial reinfarction in subjects with acute myocardial infarction (MI). (SOR: A, based on meta-analyses.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(9): 14.