Heart attack victims may not benefit from beta blockers, stu
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Many patients given beta blockers after a heart attack may not benefit from being on the drugs, suggesting they may be being over-prescribed, researchers said.

UK medical guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack should be put on beta blockers, which are medicines that reduce the activity of the heart and lower blood pressure. They are necessary for people who have had a heart attack with heart failure, a complication in which the heart muscle is damaged and stops working properly, as they help the heart work more effectively.

But while around 95% of heart attack patients who did not have heart failure are also given beta blockers, the drugs do not help them live longer.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/heart-attack-study-beta-blockers-statins-new-research-over-prescribed-heart-failure-a7762121.html
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