British Hypertension Society Recommends That β-Blockers Are No Longer Indicated as Initial Treatment of Hypertension: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Authors

  • Michael J. Bloch MD

    1. From the Division of General Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, and the Risk Reduction Center, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV
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Michael J. Bloch, MD, Risk Reduction Center, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, 645 North Arlington Street, Suite 460, Reno, NV 89503
E-mail: mbloch@aol.com

Abstract

Beta-blockers are no longer preferred as a routine initial therapy for hypertension.—British Hypertensive Society Guidelines, 2006.1

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