Are Beta-blockers Indicated for Heart Failure at all LVEF Levels?

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS: A meta-analysis of 11 trials of beta-blockers for heart failure showed that beta-blockers increased left ventricular ejection fraction and reduced cardiovascular mortality in patients in sinus rhythm with baseline ejection fractions < 50%, including those in the 40-49% range.

SOURCES: Cleland JGF, Bunting KV, Flather MD, et al. Beta-blockers for heart failure with reduced, mid-range, and preserved ejection fraction: An individual patient-level analysis of double-blind randomized trials. Eur Heart J 2018;39:26-35.

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