Vasodilators may be used to relax the blood vessels and decrease the workload on the heart. This medication is sometimes used when a person cannot take an ACE inhibitor.

  • Hydralazine (Apresoline)
  • Isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil, Sorbitrate)
  • Nitroglycerin (Nitrodur, Transderm)
  • Isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur)
  • Hydralazine/isosorbide dinitrte (Bidil)