Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Congestive Heart Failure Beta-Blockers

Beta-blocker drugs have also been shown to slow the progression of chronic congestive heart failure. Metoprolol (Lopressor) is one of three beta-blockers that have been shown to help some people with heart failure. The other two that have been shown to be beneficial are carvedilol (Coreg) and bisoprolol (Zebeta).


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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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