Beta-blocker contraindications: are there patients or situations where use is inappropriate?
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.
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Naik, S. D., & Freudenberger, R. S. (2007). Beta-blocker contraindications: are there patients or situations where use is inappropriate?. Current Heart Failure Reports, 4(2), 93-98.
Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty