4. Have you had a heart attack or been hospitalized for heart failure?

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.
  • Contact Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900 toll-free, (920) 738-2230 in the Fox Cities, or (920) 231-6578 in Oshkosh.

From your Internet connection:

www.affinityhealth.org
then click on Health Resources
then click on Affinity's 22 Tips for Better Health

Or access the following links:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartattack.html

www.medlineplus.gov


Adapted from: Medline
Reviewed: 1/07
Reviewer: rfc

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