Efficacy of carvedilol treatment on cardiac function and cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: comparison with metoprolol therapy.

@article{Toyama2003EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of carvedilol treatment on cardiac function and cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: comparison with metoprolol therapy.},
  author={Takuji Toyama and Hiroshi Hoshizaki and Ryotaro Seki and Naoki Isobe and Hitoshi Adachi and Shigeto Naito and Shigeru Oshima and Koichi Taniguchi},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={1604-11}
}
UNLABELLED Carvedilol and metoprolol have been reported to be effective in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. However, to our knowledge, there have been no studies comparing the effects of the 2 drugs on cardiac function, including cardiac sympathetic nerve activity. METHODS We compared 15 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) who were receiving carvedilol (group A) with 15 patients with DCM who were receiving metoprolol (group B). Before and after 1 y of treatment… CONTINUE READING
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