Study Backs Beta-Blocker Use For Heart Failure

New research refutes lingering fears that beta blocker drugs don't help patients with heart failure and might even be harmful for them. The analysis of nine trials that included almost 15,000 patients showed beta blocker treatment was associated with a significant reduction in deaths. And very few patients had to stop using the drugs because of side effects, according to a report in the July 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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