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Are beta blockers safe for cardiac health?

cardiologist prescribed beta blocker after reviewing stress echocardiograph. I am concerned about the use of this medicine as opposed to stents since his main concern was apparent reduced blood flow to one half of the heart compared to the other during stress
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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It means you are having compromised blood supply to the heart. Beta-blockers decreased mortality in patients with ischaemic heart disease patients. Increase the diastolic filling time increases coronary perfusion. Decreased oxygen requirement of the myocardium, decrease the symptoms of heart failure. Please consult your cardiologist he will advice correct dose according to your blood pressure or heart rate etcetera.

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