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Cardioselective beta blockers

What are Cardioselective beta blockers

Beta adrenergic blocking agents prevent stimulation of the beta adrenergic receptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system and therefore decrease the activity of the heart. They block sympathetic stimulation of the heart and reduce systolic pressure, heart rate, cardiac contractility and output, so decrease myocardial oxygen demand and increase exercise tolerance.

Beta adrenergic blocking agents are used to treat angina, control abnormal heart rhythms and to reduce high blood pressure. However, blocking of the beta receptors may cause bronchial constriction therefore care has to be taken with the use of beta blockers in patients with respiratory conditions.

Cardioselective beta blockers (beta1- selective blockers) have a clinical advantage in that they mainly affect the heart, which predominantly has beta1 receptors. The effect of broncho-constriction is less with beta1 selective blockers, as the bronchial muscle has more beta2 receptors, however the danger of broncho-constriction cannot be totally ignored, as they are not totally selective.

List of Cardioselective beta blockers:

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Kerlone (Pro, More...)
generic name: betaxolol
0 reviews
Sectral (Pro, More...)
generic name: acebutolol
2 reviews
Tenormin (Pro, More...)
generic name: atenolol
20 reviews
Toprol-XL (Pro, More...)
generic name: metoprolol
44 reviews
Lopressor (Pro, More...)
generic name: metoprolol
11 reviews
Zebeta (Pro, More...)
generic name: bisoprolol
1 review
Bystolic (Pro, More...)
generic name: nebivolol
137 reviews
Metoprolol Succinate ER (More...)
generic name: metoprolol
34 reviews
Metoprolol Tartrate (Pro, More...)
generic name: metoprolol
6 reviews
Brevibloc (Pro, More...)
generic name: esmolol
0 reviews