Certain beta blockers can exacerbate airway constriction, so the provider would choose a cardioselective
option that targets only beta receptors in the cardiovascular system.
beta-blockers are especially effective at reducing the workload of the heart.
beta-blockers are indicated in the treatment of hypertension and angina pectoris.
The study population included 819 patients on beta-blockers, nearly 90% of which were relatively cardioselective
agents such as bisoprolol or atenolol.
Comparison of the new cardioselective
beta-blocker nebivolol with bisoprolol in hypertension: the Nebivolol, Bisoprolol Multicenter Study (NEBIS).
Landiolol is an ultra-short acting [bet]-antagonist with a half-life of three minutes that is eight times more cardioselective
beta blockers consistently increase the VLDLC level.
The use of cardioselective
beta-blockers can improve survival in "carefully selected" patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing vascular surgery, according to a report in the first October issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Researchers regard this as a new finding for carvacrol and suggest that with this evidence and with ongoing research, carvacrol may emerge as a lead molecule with its cardioselective
calcium channel blocking properties.
beta blockers at low doses in patients with reactive lung disease who are recovering from myocardial infarction should be considered.
Even hypertension is now controlled by the use of expensive cardioselective
medications in lieu of "step therapy" starting with diuretics.
In this setting, cardioselective
beta-blockers could be considered, although they should be administered with caution.