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A. Yoshihisa, Y. Sato, S. Watanabe, T. Yokokawa, T. Sato, S. Suzuki, M. Oikawa, A. Kobayashi, Y. Takeishi Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Fukushima Medical University

Effective treatments in heart failure (HF) patients with ischemic etiology have not been fully established. Nicorandil, combination of nitrate component and sarcolemmal adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener, is a potent vasodilator of coronary and peripheral vessels and has been used as an antianginal agent. Nicorandil is potentially effective for reducing mortality in patients with ischemic HF.

ischemic heart failure
cardiac mortality

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