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is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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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