Beta-blockers


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Beta-blockers

A class of medication used to block the cellular response to chemicals normally present in the body.
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In 13,861 patients in sinus rhythm, beta-blockers significantly reduced mortality, even in those with moderate or moderately-severe kidney dysfunction.
In addition, beta-blockers have been shown to slow the progression of heart failure, improve its severity and reduce the risk of arrhythmias.
Those who were taking nonselective beta-blockers after surgery had a median survival of 40 months, about two-thirds longer than patients taking selective beta-blockers or neither type of beta-blocker..
Patients who used beta-blockers had higher SBP and DBP and more acceptable MAP values compared with patients who did not use beta-blockers.
Another 2013 meta-analysis of 8 RCTs with 4563 adult patients 18 years or older with systolic heart failure compared carvedilol with the beta-l-selective beta-blockers atenolol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, and metoprolol.
Abundant evidence indicates that beta-blockers provide less protection against stroke, MI, and overall mortality than other classes of antihypertensive agents.
Beta-blockers are used to treat migraine as they counteract the effects of noradrenalin on blood vessels in the head.
During five years of follow-up, beta-blockers were prescribed to 915 patients, diuretics to 1 316, statins to 1 353 and calcium channel blockers to 1 171.
Beta-blockers reduce the heart rate and decrease AI, which reduces their efficacy in reducing the central blood pressure as compared to other antihypertensive agents [20].
The study also looked at the relationship between brain lesions at autopsy with beta-blocker treatment compared with other antihypertensive drugs, according to Dr.