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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.
New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

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

Study: VA hospitals provide better quality care than other health providers

Study: VA hospitals provide better quality care than other health providers

Researchers suggest alternative therapy for heart attack patients with beta blocker intolerance

Researchers suggest alternative therapy for heart attack patients with beta blocker intolerance

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

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