Bisoprolol for the treatment of chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis on individual data of two placebo-controlled studies--CIBIS and CIBIS II. Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study.

@article{Leizorovicz2002BisoprololFT,
  title={Bisoprolol for the treatment of chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis on individual data of two placebo-controlled studies--CIBIS and CIBIS II. Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study.},
  author={Alain Leizorovicz and Philippe P Lechat and Michel Cucherat and Françoise Bugnard},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={
          301-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the available evidence from randomized clinical trials, beta-blockers are often not used optimally in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). This meta-analysis aims at providing a precise and quantitative estimate of the benefit and risks of long-term bisoprolol on major clinical events in patients with CHF, both overall and in selected subgroups. This may help clinicians in their decisions as to whether to prescribe bisoprolol for their individual patients. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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