Should beta-blockers be used to control hypertension in people with chronic kidney disease?

@article{Hart2007ShouldBB,
  title={Should beta-blockers be used to control hypertension in people with chronic kidney disease?},
  author={P. D’Arcy Hart and George L Bakris},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={555-64}
}
Activation of the sympathetic nervous system is common in patients with chronic kidney disease, plays an important role in the genesis of hypertension, the rate of decrease of renal function, and is associated with the increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality seen in these patients. beta-blockers are potent antihypertensive agents but differ in their hemodynamic effects on renal function. The cardioselective beta-blockers such as atenolol and metoprolol are known to retard the… CONTINUE READING
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