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Low dose beta blockers are as effective as higher doses after myocardial infarction, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5038 (Published 22 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5038
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction and are treated with a lower dose of beta blockers than used in clinical trials show similar or better survival than those given higher doses, a new study has found.

The multicentre study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, enrolled 7057 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction at 26 centres in the United States and Canada.1 Researchers looked at the dose of beta blocker given …

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