Beta-blockers for hypertension: time to call a halt

  title={Beta-blockers for hypertension: time to call a halt},
  author={D G Beevers},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
Beta-blockers are not very effective at lowering blood pressure in elderly hypertensive patients or in Afro- Caribbeans and these two groups represent a large proportion of people with raised blood pressure. Furthermore they do not prevent more heart attacks than the thiazide diuretics. Beta-blockers can also be dangerous in many hypertensive patients and… CONTINUE READING