That's because these beta-blockers
are a cornerstone of therapy for systolic heart failure, no matter the cause.
An additional analysis of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer revealed that those who were taking selective beta-blockers
, which are used to treat heart conditions, lived approximately two-thirds longer than those who were not taking the medications.
The groups were compared regarding age, sex, use of beta-blockers
, use of inotropic and vasopressor drugs, hemodynamic parameters, anemia, mechanical ventilation, length of hospitalization (ICU and total), mortality (ICU and total), and CHARLSON and APACHE-II scores.
Relative risk reduction of annual mortality rates from placebo to beta-blocker
work by blocking two hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are produced by the body and increase the heart rate and raise blood pressure.
The study revealed that all types of high blood pressure and hypertension medicines were effective in protecting the brain against abnormalities, though beta-blockers
alone were superior to other forms of treatment.
Perioperative beta-blockade was defined as at least one dose of beta-blocker
administered before or soon after induction of anaesthesia, as well as a prescription for beta-blocker
for the duration of hospital admission.
as a second-line therapy in combination with certain anti-hypertensive drugs significantly lowers blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a systematic review by Cochrane Researchers.
contraindications for beta-blocker
use (other than history of depression)
The primary indication for beta-blocker
use was hypertension.
In the analysis of all COPD patients, cardioselective beta-blocker
use cut 30-day and 10-year mortality by 63% and 27%, respectively.
The diabetogenic potential of thiazide-type diuretic and beta-blocker
combinations in patients with hypertension.
Reader: My cardiologist has me taking a beta-blocker
, atenolol, for high blood pressure.
It is usually never used alone but in combination with a diuretic and/or beta-blocker
and would be a poor choice for someone exercising.