The decrease of the respiratory muscle endurance after the use of verapamil is in line with experiments in animal diaphragms. However, the nocturnal saturation did not change. This finding suggests that the effect found on diaphragm endurance is of no clinical significance and that verapamil can be given to COPD patients without risk of worsening nocturnal saturation. However, this must be confirmed by future larger scale studies.
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