Beta-blockers after myocardial infarction: Are they useful to all patients? And how long should be the beta-blocker therapy?

Submitted: May 27, 2018
Accepted: May 28, 2018
Published: June 7, 2018
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Some observational studies raised questions about the need for β-blockers in all patients after a first heart attack. Surprisingly, in some clinical settings, a limited mortality reduction was found in those who received β-blockade.Some studies suggest that patients without heart failure may not need post-MI β-blockers. The lack of data from randomized controlled clinical trials has led to clinical uncertainty and conflicting recommendations. Therefore, there are multiple information to revaluate the value of β-blocker therapy after a heart attack in absence of heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction and the time for new trials of an old group of drugs has arrived.

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Pedretti, Roberto F.E. 2018. “Beta-Blockers After Myocardial Infarction: Are They Useful to All Patients? And How Long Should Be the Beta-Blocker Therapy?”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.971.