Any of a class of drugs that prevent the stimulation of the adrenergic receptors responsible for increased cardiac action. Beta blockers are used to control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure.
- These patients should be treated with a beta blocker or class I antiarrhythmic drug.
- A. Metoprolol is a beta blocker that helps prevent the heart from overworking.
- Like most of my patients with those three problems, I gave myself two diabetes medications, a blood pressure drug, a beta blocker so my doctors would be meeting the standard of care for a heart patient, and a statin.
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