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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.
Stress accelerates development of pancreatic cancer, study shows

Stress accelerates development of pancreatic cancer, study shows

Beta blockers may improve survival for melanoma patients

Beta blockers may improve survival for melanoma patients

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones may promote EGFR inhibitor resistance in NSCLC patients

Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones may promote EGFR inhibitor resistance in NSCLC patients

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Case report of a 21 year old woman sweating blood

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Beta blockers capable of reducing stress signaling may enhance effectiveness of immunotherapy

Beta blockers capable of reducing stress signaling may enhance effectiveness of immunotherapy

Specific drug regimen taken prior to surgery reduces risk of cancer recurrence, study finds

Specific drug regimen taken prior to surgery reduces risk of cancer recurrence, study finds

Researchers uncover novel mechanism of beta-blockers in preventing progression of heart failure

Researchers uncover novel mechanism of beta-blockers in preventing progression of heart failure

Beta blockers reverse potentially detrimental genetic changes linked to heart disease

Beta blockers reverse potentially detrimental genetic changes linked to heart disease

Use of cardiovascular medications linked to fall risk in older adults

Use of cardiovascular medications linked to fall risk in older adults

Energy drinks linked to risk of cardiac events in young people with familial long QT syndrome

Energy drinks linked to risk of cardiac events in young people with familial long QT syndrome

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack

Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

ACC releases updated appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization in SIHD patients

ACC releases updated appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization in SIHD patients

Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Common beta-blocker prescribed for heart conditions has anti-cancer properties, study shows

Common beta-blocker prescribed for heart conditions has anti-cancer properties, study shows

Beta-blockers can help treat bone loss caused by antidepressants in mice

Beta-blockers can help treat bone loss caused by antidepressants in mice