Kotecha and his associates in the Beta-Blockers
in Heart Failure Collaborative Group--a multinational organization "formed to provide definitive answers to open questions about HF and beta-blocker
therapy" and to provide clinicians with clear guidance--reviewed data from 18,254 study participants who were followed for a mean of 1.
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.
For now, Associate Professor Teerlink said ivabradine should only be recommended for patients who were already at the highest possible beta-blocker
dose or who genuinely could not tolerate the older drugs.
PITTSBURGH -- Beta-blockers
may have a protective effect in patients with traumatic brain injury, significantly reducing mortality, based on a retrospective study of more than 2,000 patients.
In accordance with previous findings (2-5), we found that beta-blocker
therapy significantly decreased homocysteine levels in patients with CAE.
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.
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Adverse effects of beta-blocker
therapy for patients with heart failure: a quantitative overview of randomized trials.
Do not suddenly stop taking the beta-blocker
without telling your doctor, as that can be harmful.
He also had liver cirrhosis complicated by esophageal varices requiring beta-blocker
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.
The influence of beta-blocker
therapy on the prognostic value of current risk predictors in congestive heart failure (CHF) requires reassessment of heart transplantation selection criteria, according to German researchers.
Experts say that about 60 percent of bypass patients currently receive beta-blocker
drugs before surgery.