TITLE

Review: β-blockers are less effective than other antihypertensive drugs for reducing risk for stroke in primary hypertension: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Rudd, Peter
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents comments of the author on a study which found that β-blockers are less effective than other antihypertensive drugs for reducing risk for stroke in primary hypertension. Despite their traditional place in antihypertensive pharmacology, β-blockers have received mixed reviews about net survival benefit, especially when atenolol has been compared with metoprolol, highlighting the possibility of dissimilar, long-term effects from medications of the same drug class. These alterations may accompany the common dominance of peripheral resistance over cardiac output among older hypertensive patients.
ACCESSION #
21490786

 

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