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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.
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

Nebivolol treatment may protect against antracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients

Nebivolol treatment may protect against antracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients

Researchers discover new role of cellular signaling molecule involved in release of hunger hormone

Researchers discover new role of cellular signaling molecule involved in release of hunger hormone

Anti-anxiety medication dampens helping behavior in rats

Anti-anxiety medication dampens helping behavior in rats

Inhibiting adrenaline receptors reduces breast cancer brain metastases

Inhibiting adrenaline receptors reduces breast cancer brain metastases

Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

Intravenous beta blockers offer no clinical benefit to patients with STEMI

Intravenous beta blockers offer no clinical benefit to patients with STEMI

Beta blockers may improve effectiveness of triple negative breast cancer treatments

Beta blockers may improve effectiveness of triple negative breast cancer treatments

Tackling insulin resistance may reduce recurrence after stroke

Tackling insulin resistance may reduce recurrence after stroke

Findings may lead to new treatment strategy for phobia

Findings may lead to new treatment strategy for phobia

Dr. Sidney Goldstein to receive Heart Failure Society of America's Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Sidney Goldstein to receive Heart Failure Society of America's Lifetime Achievement Award

Scientists develop a way to stop pharmaceuticals from contaminating drinking water

Scientists develop a way to stop pharmaceuticals from contaminating drinking water