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Carvedilol seems no better than metoprolol for heart failure

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1509
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

The newest drug on the market for treating congestive heart failure is no more effective than older β blockers which cost only a third as much, a study has found (Circulation 1999;99:2645-51).

Forty six men and 21 women aged 29 to 97 who had symptomatic stable heart failure were randomly allocated to treatment with either carvedilol, …

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