Are beta-blockers effective for treatment of neuromediated (vasovagal) syncope?

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Are beta-blockers effective for treatment of neuromediated (vasovagal) syncope?

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Title: Are beta-blockers effective for treatment of neuromediated (vasovagal) syncope?
Author: McGarry, Barbara Jo; Kalyanaramasamy, Priya
Keywords: cardiovascular regulation
symptom control
Date: 2008-06
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 11(6): 05.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Metoprolol is no more effective than placebo in reducing neuromediated (vasovagal) syncope. (SOR B, based on a single high-quality study.) Studies of propranolol are of low quality and conflict. Atenolol has not been studied.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7324

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