Wednesday, October 19, 2005

"Beta Blockers Should Not Remain The First Choice Treatment For High Blood Pressure"

A meta-analysis published today in The Lancet (registration required) argues that beta blockers are associated with worse outcomes than other classes of anti-hypertensive medications. The researchers found that the risk of stroke was 16% higher with beta blockers than with other drugs, while all-cause mortality was 3% higher. MedPage Today has more details.

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