Why beta-blockers are not cardioprotective in elderly patients with hypertension.

Abstract

Despite the fact that beta-blockers have been used for the treatment of hypertension for more than 30 years, no study has shown that their use reduces morbidity and mortality in the elderly. To the contrary, the British Medical Research Council trial in the elderly documented that although blood pressure was lowered effectively and significantly by atenolol… (More)

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@article{Grossman2002WhyBA, title={Why beta-blockers are not cardioprotective in elderly patients with hypertension.}, author={Ehud Grossman and Franz H. Messerli}, journal={Current cardiology reports}, year={2002}, volume={4 6}, pages={468-73} }