Title

Beta-blocker contraindications: are there patients or situations where use is inappropriate?

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-2007

Abstract

beta-blockers have been conclusively proven to increase survival and improve symptoms of heart failure, yet there is underutilization of these agents most commonly because of misunderstandings of the relative contraindications and adverse events during treatment. In this manuscript, we discuss the potential contraindications to beta-blockers in heart failure and compare the true risks against the significant benefits.

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

93

Last Page

98

ISSN

1546-9530

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

17521501

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article