Beta-Blockers for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
How It Works
The body often responds to the increased stress of a Reference heart attack Opens New Window or Reference unstable angina Opens New Window by increasing the heart rate and blood pressure. Beta-blockers slow the heart rate and reduce the heart's workload.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology