Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Angina Beta-Blockers

Beta-blockers, such as metoprolol and atenolol, slow the heart rate, reduce the work done by the heart and reduce the blood pressure. These effects reduce the heart's demand for oxygen. Beta-blockers can reduce the symptoms of angina. In those who have suffered a heart attack, beta-blockers reduce the risk for death and reduce the risk for another heart attack.

Beta-blockers for the treatment of angina:

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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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