Arteriolar vasodilator

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Arteriolar vasodilators are substances that preferentially dilate arterioles. When used on people with certain heart conditions, it causes a phenomenon known as the cardiac steal syndrome.[citation needed]

Arteriolar vasodilators increase intracapillary pressure, which causes fluid to enter the tissues, leading to vasodilatory edema.[1]

Arteriolar vasodilators include:


  1. ^ Messerli, F (September 2001). [Vasodilatory edema: a common side effect of antihypertensive therapy "Vasodilatory edema: a common side effect of antihypertensive therapy"] Check |url= value (help). American Journal of Hypertension. 14 (9): 978–979. doi:10.1016/s0895-7061(01)02178-1. ISSN 0895-7061. Retrieved 10 April 2019.