Beta-blockade in heart failure: a comparison of carvedilol with metoprolol.


OBJECTIVES This study was performed to compare the long-term clinical efficacy of treatment with metoprolol versus carvedilol in patients with chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND Beta-adrenergic blockade is of proven value in chronic heart failure. Metoprolol, a selective beta-blocker, is widely used, but recent trials suggest carvedilol, a nonselective… (More)

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