It shows that psychological stress, anger in individuals with AF can be blocked by beta blockers
A Cleveland Clinic study found that the common heart drug known as beta blockers
may have a positive effect on a serious respiratory problem--pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 30, 2017-University of Leeds research challenges UK prescription of beta blockers
to heart attack patients
M2 PHARMA-May 30, 2017-University of Leeds research challenges UK prescription of beta blockers
to heart attack patients
It is difficult to define a threshold value for HR because it must be individualized in the context of the patient's overall hemodynamic status and any pre-existing comorbidities.7 Numerous large, epidemiological studies have shown that elevated HR is an independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity in even healthy individuals with or without hypertension and in patients with CAD, myocardial infarction (MI), or congestive heart failure (CHF).8 Several large placebo-controlled trials have demonstrated that drugs which reduce HR, including beta blockers
, can reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with acute MI or CHF.9
For instance, beta blockers
have additional benefits in patients who also have had a heart attack or heart failure, calcium channel blockers in patients with angina, diuretics in patients with ankle swelling, and ACE inhibitors/ARBs in diabetics.
are commonly prescribed to patients undergoing kidney dialysis, to decrease the risk for sudden cardiac death.
Comment: Beta blockers
suppress nighttime melatonin secretion, which might explain why these drugs sometimes cause insomnia.
Then, there is no evidence that beta-blockers, especially vasodilatory beta blockers
, are inferior to diuretics or calcium channel blockers as second- or third-line agents for renal protection and control of blood pressure in patients with CKD .
The next session was devoted to debate on Beta Blockers
: Still a viable option for hypertension.
According to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting this month, patients taking beta blockers
for hypertension may be less likely to have brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Some 15 percent of men had taken beta blockers
alone and 18 percent had received beta blockers
along with another high blood pressure medication while the rest had been given other blood pressure drugs.