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(MedPage Today) -- Beta-blockers could be useful addition to antihypertensive regimens in osteoarthritis
"For many patients beta-blockers are not a priority, and we should concentrate on treatments that have proved to be important, such as statins and antiplatelet therapy," an expert said. H...
For the most vulnerable, whose main goal is quality of life, not longevity, "it might be quite reasonable to withhold beta-blockers," said the authors of the observational study. Heartwire...
While there is a consensus that cocaine causes cardiotoxicity that is multifactorial in nature, is the role of beta-blockers in mitigating its effects any more clear? Medscape Pharmacists
Students who received prescriptions for beta-blockers during examination times had significantly increased risks for future suicidal attempts and other psychotropic prescriptions.
Nursing home residents who received beta blockers after an acute MI had a 26 percent relative reduction in 90-day mortality, according to a cohort study.
The use of beta-blockers in older adults with stable angina who underwent PCI did not reduce the adjusted mortality rate, MI, stroke or revascularization, according to retrospective, observational reg...
Many physicians are reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers to heart failure patients with concomitant COPD because of concerns regarding potential bronchoconstriction. Should they be more widely used? ...
Beta-blockers are not recommended as the initial therapy for hypertension. Reports on associations between use of beta-blockers and stroke severity are inconclusive. We assessed associations between p...
While beta-blockers have been widely used for patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), some concerns have been raised that beta blockers do not have survival benefit in this population. We ...
Many of the studies associating digoxin use with increased mortality were conducted before beta-blockers became a standard therapy for heart failure (HF) patients. Our goal was to determine the effect...
The recognition of beta-blockers as a preferred initial therapy for hypertension has been a hot topic of debate recently. This meta-analysis was aimed to assess the impact of different beta-blockers o...
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