Management of hypertension. What is the role of beta blockers?

@article{Gifford1988ManagementOH,
  title={Management of hypertension. What is the role of beta blockers?},
  author={Ray W. Gifford},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={Spec No},
  pages={46-9}
}
The 1984 report of the Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension for the first time recommended beta blockers as an alternative to diuretics for step 1 of stepped-care treatment. Numerous studies have shown that beta blockers are as effective as diuretics for monotherapy in patients with mild hypertension. They are the… CONTINUE READING