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Can you give beta blockers to a CHF patient?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Yes

Long time ago the first beta blockers like propanolol were contraindicated in chf.
Nowadays we prefer to use more selective beta blockers for CHF like coreg(r)(carvedilol) or metoprolol.Poole-wilson pa, swedberg k, cleland jg, et al. Comparison of Carvedilol and metoprolol on clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure in the Carvedilol or metoprolol european trial (comet): randomise.

In brief: Yes

Long time ago the first beta blockers like propanolol were contraindicated in chf.
Nowadays we prefer to use more selective beta blockers for CHF like coreg(r)(carvedilol) or metoprolol.Poole-wilson pa, swedberg k, cleland jg, et al. Comparison of Carvedilol and metoprolol on clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure in the Carvedilol or metoprolol european trial (comet): randomise.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Yes , in fact they are now recommended if the patient is not in acute, unstable chf.

In brief: Yes

Yes , in fact they are now recommended if the patient is not in acute, unstable chf.
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