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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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betaxolol systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
acebutolol systemic (Pro, More...)
2 reviews
atenolol systemic (Pro, More...)
154 reviews
nebivolol systemic (Pro, More...)
148 reviews
bisoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
17 reviews
metoprolol systemic (Pro, More...)
291 reviews
esmolol systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews