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A 17-year-old male asked:

benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question!

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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