The Role of Beta-Blockers as First-Line Therapy in Hypertension
Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 01/10/2011
Evidence Based Medicine
De Caterina AR et al. – Thee available evidence does not support the use of beta–blockers (BBs) as first–line drugs in the treatment of uncomplicated hypertension. It remains to be determined whether newer BBs, such as nebivolol and carvedilol, will be more effective than older compounds in improving cardiovascular prognosis.