oa South African Family Practice - Beta blockers and their combinations in the management of hypertension : review article

Volume 54, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Beta blockers have been prescribed for the treatment of primary hypertension for a very long time. Currently, it is doubtful whether this is still a good idea. In fact, many are of the opinion that beta blockers should be relegated to a fourth-line drug, if used at all, for the treatment of hypertension. So what happened? Why the change of heart? Basically, two issues are driving this new view of beta blockers.

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