Optimal Use of Beta-Blockers for Congestive Heart Failure.
Circ J. 2016 Feb 19;
Authors: Lee HY, Baek SH
Beta-blockers are the cornerstone treatment for congestive heart failure (HF). Current HF guidelines commonly recommend β-blockers for the treatment of HF with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The effect of β-blockers, however, is less clear for HF patients with preserved LVEF, unstable severe acute HF, or right ventricular failure. This review summarizes the effect of β-blockers in various clinical situations and suggests a strategy for optimal use.
PMID: 26902451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]