Clinical Question: Which patients should be placed/kept on beta-blocker therapy?
Bottom Line Answer:
- Randomized control trials show beta-blockers benefit patients with systolic congestive heart failure and for the first three years after a patient has a MI.
- Beta-blocker use may not be associated with lower event rates of CV death, non-fatal MI, stroke of hospitalization in patients even with prior history of MI after 3 years.
Simon, Elena MD, "Beta-Blocker Use and Clinical Outcomes in Stable Outpatients With and Without Coronary Artery Disease" (2013). Family Medicine Scholarly Works. 2.
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