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Beta-blockers in the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy: which is the best?
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PMID:  20632956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Among the multiple pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, beta-blockers seem to be the mainstay of heart failure management. Although the first large studies failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in mortality, the results from subsequent studies revealed significant risk reductions in mortality with metoprolol, carvedilol and bisoprolol. Decision of the appropriate therapeutic agent depends on the existence of some specific conditions complicating dilated cardiomyopathy. This article reviews the impact of beta-blocker therapy in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy of ischemic or non-ischemic etiology.
Authors:
Kursat Tigen; Cihan Cevik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pharmaceutical design     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1873-4286     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Pharm. Des.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602487     Medline TA:  Curr Pharm Des     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2866-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey. mktigen@yahoo.com
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