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Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents (beta-blockers) are drugs with multiple actions on the heart. Blockade of beta-1 receptors results in slowing of heart rate, reduction in myocardial contractility, and lowering of systemic blood pressure. In the context of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which represents a state of reduced oxygen supply to the affected portion of the heart, these effects may be beneficial as they result in reduced myocardial workload and oxygen demand. Furthermore, beta-blockers may reduce the risk of ventricular arrhythmias, which are an important cause of death following AMI.
Research reveals uncertainty in how to care for patients with certain type of heart attack

Research reveals uncertainty in how to care for patients with certain type of heart attack

Drug used to control blood pressure may improve cancer patients’ response to immunotherapy

Drug used to control blood pressure may improve cancer patients’ response to immunotherapy

Researchers analyze the effects of beta-blockers on men and women with hypertension

Researchers analyze the effects of beta-blockers on men and women with hypertension

Chilblains and COVID-19

Chilblains and COVID-19

Study provides molecular explanation to a longstanding mystery in viral oncology

Study provides molecular explanation to a longstanding mystery in viral oncology

Four drugs that could halt preterm labor identified

Four drugs that could halt preterm labor identified

Common drug could mitigate risk of 'a broken heart' during bereavement

Common drug could mitigate risk of 'a broken heart' during bereavement

Blood pressure drug could be beneficial in treating alcohol use disorders

Blood pressure drug could be beneficial in treating alcohol use disorders

Cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy

Cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy

How do gallstones form?

How do gallstones form?

Diabetes drug can also be used to treat heart failure

Diabetes drug can also be used to treat heart failure

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

Beta-blockers reduce mortality in patients with heart failure and moderate kidney dysfunction

Beta-blockers reduce mortality in patients with heart failure and moderate kidney dysfunction

Gallstone formation may be driven by neutrophils

Gallstone formation may be driven by neutrophils

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

Problem behaviors may provide clues on gastrointestinal issues in children with autism

Problem behaviors may provide clues on gastrointestinal issues in children with autism

Cancer patients who take beta-blocker along with breast cancer drug have less heart damage

Cancer patients who take beta-blocker along with breast cancer drug have less heart damage

Blood pressure lowering therapy and statins continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension

Blood pressure lowering therapy and statins continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome