Persons who have had an acute myocardial infarction (a heart attack) or been hospitalized for heart failure will benefit from certain therapies. This includes the use of a beta blocker, a high blood pressure medication after a heart attack.
Beta blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and others)
Beta blockers primarily work by blocking the effects of certain adrenaline-related chemicals in your body, causing your heart to beat more slowly and less forcefully.
Additional benefits of beta blockers:
They may reduce your risk of a second heart attack.
They can help control angina and a rapid heart rate.
They can be used to treat heart failure, glaucoma, migraines, anxiety, anxiety, hyperthyroidism and some tremors.
For additional information:
Discuss with your physician.
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Adapted from: Medline