The role of beta-blockers as a cornerstone of cardiovascular therapy.

@article{Hollenberg2005TheRO,
  title={The role of beta-blockers as a cornerstone of cardiovascular therapy.},
  author={Norman Kenneth Hollenberg},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 12 Pt 2},
  pages={165S-168S}
}
The beta-adrenergic blockade as a therapeutic approach first emerged in the 1950s. During the past five decades, the total number of indications that have been suggested, and the remarkable number approved by regulatory agencies, places beta-blockade far ahead of all competing treatments, not only in the cardiovascular area, but in all of therapeutics. Differentiation of beta-adrenergic blocking agents has been made on the basis of beta1 selectivity, duration of action, intrinsic… CONTINUE READING