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Benzothiazepine calcium channel blocker that inhibits the influx of extracellular calcium across both the myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cell membranes. The end result decreases the contractility of the myocardial smooth muscle, dilation of the coronary and systemic arteries
PSVT refractory to adenosine
Pts with cardiogenic shock or with a systolic BP less than 90mmHg. Pt with known accessory pathway conditions (WPW)
Precautions: Pts with ventricular dysfunction, severe bradycardia or with previous conduction abnormalities. Should not be used in obstetric pts.