What are the guidelines for the use of beta blockers in long-term treatment after acute myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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After an MI, all patients should be maintained on a beta blocker. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend use of one of three beta blocker agents proven to reduce mortality in patients with heart failure: metoprolol, carvedilol, or bisoprolol.

See the discussion on beta blockers, Non-ST-Elevation (NSTE) ACS.


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