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Title: What is the most effective beta-blocker for heart failure?
Author: Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah
Keywords: patient tolerance
mortality
angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
systolic dysfunction
Date: 2003-05
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 52(5) 2003: 396+.
Abstract: Three beta-blockers—carvedilol, metoprolol, and bisoprolol—reduce mortality in chronic heart failure caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction, when used in addition to diuretics and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on large randomized placebo-controlled trials). No differences in mortality or patient tolerance have been demonstrated in studies comparing carvedilol and metoprolol (SOR: B, based on small head-to-head trials).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2976

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