Effect of Atenolol vs Metoprolol Succinate on Vascular Function in Patients With Hypertension Full Text
Clinical Cardiology, 01/26/2011
Heffernan KS et al. – Although atenolol and metoprolol succinate have similar effects on blood–pressure reduction, they have different effects on vascular function. Compared with metoprolol succinate, atenolol increases peripheral augmentation index (AIx). Neither drug has an effect on vascular endothelial function. These findings may have clinical implications, depending on the indication for treatment in an individual patient.