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Role of beta blockers in congestive heart failure.
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PMID:  12189335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prolonged activation of the adrenergic nervous system has adverse consequences on the cardiovascular system in patients with congestive heart failure. Beta adrenergic receptor-blocker therapy modifies these deleterious effects. Beta blockers have been shown to improve myocardial function and survival when used in conjunction with conventional treatment with diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and digoxin. Beta blocker therapy in mild-to-moderate heart failure should not be delayed because it causes some reversal of both neurohormonal compensatory mechanisms and the deleterious myocardial remodeling process. This paper reviews the beneficial effects of beta adrenergic receptor-blocker therapy on the pathophysiology, symptoms, left ventricular function, morbidity, and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure. (c)2000 by CHF, Inc.
N UA Khan; A Movahed
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1751-7133     ISO Abbreviation:  Congest Heart Fail     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
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Created Date:  2002-Aug-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9714174     Medline TA:  Congest Heart Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  299-312     Citation Subset:  -    
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 27834.
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