changes in prescriptions for "beta-blockers" (propranolol, metoprolol, etc) being used for heart disease

You'll see changes in prescriptions for "beta-blockers" (propranolol, metoprolol, etc) being used for heart disease.

Patients with heart disease are often put on beta-blockers indefinitely...especially if they've had a heart attack. Beta-blockers help prevent chest pain and reduce the workload of the heart.

Now new evidence is suggesting indefinite beta-blocker therapy may not be necessary in all patients.

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