Which medications in the drug class Antihypertensive Agents are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin B Mattingly, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Antihypertensive Agents

These agents reduce high blood pressure.

Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)

Metoprolol is a selective beta1-adrenergic receptor blocker that decreases the automaticity of contractions. During intravenous (IV) administration, carefully monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiography (ECG). The goal of treatment is to reduce the heart rate to 60-90 beats/min.


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