A 39-year-old member asked:
patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a "beta-blocker". should i be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mary Callahan answered
29 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Individuals with rhythm disturbances that are fast, tachyarrhythmias, are sometimes given beta blockers as a first agent. These are blood pressure meds that act by lowering the heart rate and can prevent some arrthymias. These are used if someone has symptoms from the arrhythmia and overall are safe and well tolerated meds.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
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