A 42-year-old member asked:
is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?
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Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Great option: Yes it is one of the best options to treat deissection initially because it has dual effect , beta blocker to slow down the heart and Alpha blocker to dilate periphral arteries and decrease resistance and blood pressure . Some doctor prefer Esmolol because it is shorter half life.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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