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Hypertension is a common condition that often worsens with disease progression and/or age alone. The management of hypertension often requires multiple drug therapy. Beta blockers can be useful for this, and are often prescribed for other comorbid conditions such as angina or heart failure. Yet, not all beta blockers have the same effect on blood pressure and it can be advantageous to transition patients to non-selective agents such as carvedilol. However, dose conversions are not 1:1 and inappropriate transition can be dangerous. No readily accessible resources are available to aid the clinical management of this problem. This project aims to compare two common beta blockers to bridge this gap.
UVM Colchester Family Medicine
hypertension, beta blocker, safety, epic
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Short, Sam and Kane, Amalia, "Easy and accurate transition between common beta blockers: a QI project" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 753.