A Brief Overview of Beta Blockers
Beta blockers, also called beta-adrenergic blocking substances, are used to treat a variety of heart conditions. This type of medication is often prescribed by cardiologists to treat high blood pressure and many forms of heart arrhythmia; a beta blocker may also be recommended for patients that have recently suffered a heart attack. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of stress hormones on the heart, which can affect the heart’s ability to function or put added strain on the cardiovascular system. By blocking this effect, beta blockers help the heart remain relaxed and beat at a steady and comfortable rate. Some of the most commonly-prescribed beta blockers are Sectral, Zebeta, Cartrol, Brevibloc, and Lopressor.
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