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Using beta blockers after MI in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2859233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data from the BHAT and the Norwegian timolol trail indicate that beta-blocking agents may provide significant benefit for the post-MI patient--regardless of the location of the infarct or the presence or absence of symptoms (ventricular arrhythmias) or risk factors (heart failure). Despite the lack of data, there is general agreement that beta blockers should be continued for at least 1 to 2 years after infarction in patients who are otherwise asymptomatic, and that these drugs should be continued indefinitely in post-MI patients with angina or hypertension who have no contraindications to beta blockers.
J Danforth; T A Ports
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-06-06     Completed Date:  1985-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-7, 80, 85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Heart Rate
Hypertension / drug therapy
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  mortality
Time Factors
Ventricular Fibrillation / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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