Beta blockers are safe for patients with COPD, study shows

05/24/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

Dutch researchers found that beta blockers, which are used to treat heart disease, might improve the survival of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and reduce the risk of exacerbating the condition. The findings run counter to traditional teachings that say beta blockers are unsafe for COPD patients because they cause airways to contract.

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