Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Mouin Abdallah, MD, answers this one about beta blockers.
Beta-blockers are some of the most effective medications for treating heart failure. While side effects and determining dosage can make their use difficult, abruptly stopping them is dangerous.
Some people beat cancer, only to learn that the powerful chemotherapy drugs or radiation treatments that saved their life caused lasting damage to their heart. Why you need a cardio-oncologist if you have cancer The anthracyclines—doxorubicin in particular—are among the most common cardiotoxic chemotherapy agents. Cumulative doses can cause heart failure or cardiomyopathy any time … Read More
Beta-blockers have been a go-to medication for patients with heart disease for years. But new research questions whether these drugs actually prevent future heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death. When should beta-blockers be prescribed? And, which patients really benefit? These questions have surfaced thanks to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical … Read More