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When not to use beta-blockers in seniors with hypertension

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Title: When not to use beta-blockers in seniors with hypertension
Author: Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Hickner, John
Keywords: antihypertensive agent
thiazide diuretics
ischemic heart disease
Date: 2008-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(1) 2008: 18-21.
Abstract: Beta-blockers should not be used to treat hypertension in patients older than age 60 unless they have another compelling indication to use these agents, such as heart failure or ischemic heart disease. Strength of recommendation A: Based on a well-done meta-analyses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5409

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