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Beta-Blockers: Why You Need Them for Heart Failure

Beta BlockersBeta-blockers are some of the most effective medications for treating chronic heart failure. Chances are, your doctor has prescribed a beta-blocker for you if you’ve had a heart attack or have:

-Systolic heart failure (when your heart does not contract strongly enough)
-High blood pressure
-Tachycardia (fast heart rate)
-Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)

Beta-blockers are drugs that can slow your heart rate and keep it from overworking. They also can stop your heart from responding to stress hormones, such as adrenaline. Over time, beta-blockers may help your heart pump better. Learn more