Study: Beta-blockers OK for congestive heart failure with COPD

10/27/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

Physicians should feel more comfortable in using beta-blocker drugs in patients who have congestive heart failure that is complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research. In a study of a group of 1,067 patients, researchers concluded that if a patient is going to undergo cardiac surgery, the benefit of using beta-blockers outweighs the risk.

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