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How important is a beta blocker in the treatment of heart attack patients?
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Very important
Beta blockers have been shown to keep the heart beating efficiently and effectively, and several studies have shown improved outcomes.
There are many different beta blockers available, so a person should discuss with their doctor a balance between effectiveness, side-effects, and cost.

In brief: Very important
Beta blockers have been shown to keep the heart beating efficiently and effectively, and several studies have shown improved outcomes.
There are many different beta blockers available, so a person should discuss with their doctor a balance between effectiveness, side-effects, and cost.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very important
Assuming there is no contraindications to their use, beta blockers can decrease mortality after having a heart attack.
They are also useful in decreasing blood pressure. For every increase in systollic BP (top number) by 20 and diastolic BP (bottom number) by 10 above 130/80, mortality from heart disease doubles, but not everyone can take beta blockers. Be sure to talk it over with you doctor.

In brief: Very important
Assuming there is no contraindications to their use, beta blockers can decrease mortality after having a heart attack.
They are also useful in decreasing blood pressure. For every increase in systollic BP (top number) by 20 and diastolic BP (bottom number) by 10 above 130/80, mortality from heart disease doubles, but not everyone can take beta blockers. Be sure to talk it over with you doctor.
Dr. Glenn Skow
Dr. Glenn Skow
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