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Glyceryl trinitrate

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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Surgery: Glyceryl trinitrate is indicated for:

1. the rapid control of hypertension during cardiac surgery.

2. reducing blood pressure and maintaining controlled hypotension during surgical procedures.

3. controlling myocardial ischaemia during and after cardiovascular surgery.

Unresponsive Congestive Heart Failure: Glyceryl trinitrate may be used to treat unresponsive congestive heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction.

Unstable Angina: Glyceryl trinitrate may be used to treat unstable angina that is refractory to treatment with beta-blockers and sublingual nitrates.

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