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Nicorandil (Adancor, Ikorel, etc) is a vasodilatator that was first used in Japan (1984) and later (1994) in European and Asian countries for the management of angina.
Nicorandil, a nicotinamide ester, is an association of nitrates and potassium channel activators, thus decreasing both cardiac preload and afterload.
Neither nitric oxide donors nor potassium channel …
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