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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 arms.
Beta-blockers 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.
Using beta-blockers 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.
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.
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