Mayo Clinic Q and A: How long do you need beta blockers after a heart attack?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long do I need to take beta blockers after a heart attack? ANSWER: Your health care provider likely will consider a number of factors in making that decision. Guidelines recommend beta blocker therapy for three years, but that may not be necessary. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

One-third of Americans are on drugs that could make them depressed
One in three Americans are taking beta blockers, heart medications and antacids that could make them depressed, and the more they take, the worse the risks, a new University of Illinois study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

200+ common medications may cause depression, study finds
New research warns depression could be a side effect of more than 200 commonly prescribed medications. They include beta-blockers for blood pressure, birth control pills, antacids and painkillers. Depression rates more than tripled when people used at least three drugs with the possible side effect, compared to people who take none of those medications. Dr. Tara Narula, a cardiologist at Northwell Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study's findings and what patients should do if they're concerned. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beta Blockers: Why Take a Beta Blocker?
Title: Beta Blockers: Why Take a Beta Blocker?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/7/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A third of Americans are on drugs that could make them depressed - and they probably don't know it
One in three Americans are taking beta blockers, heart medications and antacids that could make them depressed, and the more they take, the worse the risks, a new University of Illinois study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don ’ t Realize What Causes Their Suffering
Here ’ s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Migraine Headaches Hormones Beta Blockers triptans Amgen Inc Novartis AG Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2018 Roundup: Medtronic touts BP reductions, no major adverse events in renal denervation trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news

CPAP Lowered Heart Rate in Prediabetics with Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Magnitude of reductions in comparable to beta-blockers, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Featured Review: First-line drugs for hypertension
Thiazides best first choice for hypertensionHigh blood pressure or hypertension can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. One of the most important decisions in treating people with elevated blood pressure is what drug class to use first. This decision has important consequences in terms of health outcomes and cost.TheCochrane Hypertension Group, which is part ofCochrane Circulation and Breathing, updated their original 2009 Cochrane Review looking at what drug class was the best first-line choice in treating adult patients with raised blood pressure. No new trials were found in the update; keeping the total at 24...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Research suggests alternative treatment for beta blocker intolerant heart attack patients
(New York Institute of Technology) Beta blockers have become a prescription drug staple for recovering heart attack patients. However, these blood pressure-reducing medications cannot be tolerated by many patients who are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, the elderly, and diabetics. As seen in the March 26 issue of Thyroid, researchers at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) now pose a new treatment for patients with beta blocker intolerance: thyroid hormone therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! -...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African-Americans
(Regenstrief Institute) Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blocks, and diuretics) can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study from Regenstrief Institute researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apr 6, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Apr 6, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Beta-blockers in diabetes, ACE inhibitors vs ARBs, cardiac implantable electronic device infections, alcohol and AF, and strengthening the p value threshold are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers May Be Risky With Diabetes
Beta-Blockers May Raise Mortality in People With Diabetes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers May Raise Mortality in People With Diabetes Beta-Blockers May Raise Mortality in People With Diabetes
Among people with CHD, study finds beta-blockers raise all-cause mortality risk in those who also have diabetes while lowering it in those withoutMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Is This an Effect of AFib Treatment? ECG Challenge: Is This an Effect of AFib Treatment?
A man with atrial fibrillation, treated with a beta-blocker, undergoes a routine ECG. What does it show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Beta Blockers vs. Valium
Title: Beta Blockers vs. ValiumCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 29, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

When the Order Set Leads to Patient Harm (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Decision support tool pushing inappropriate beta-blocker use is case in point (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Beta-blockers for HF According to Ejection Fraction Beta-blockers for HF According to Ejection Fraction
This study investigates the effect of beta-blockers on LVEF and prognosis, stratified according to the baseline LVEF.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Beta Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers
Title: Beta Blockers vs. Calcium Channel BlockersCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - March 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Beta Blockers vs. ARBs
Title: Beta Blockers vs. ARBsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - March 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiac Agents May Protect Heart from Breast Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies support possible prophylactic benefits of beta-blocker, ACE inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Perioperative Beta Blockers Trade Fewer MIs for More Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- Issue of safety highlighted again in POISE analysis (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study: Two drugs prevent heart problems in breast cancer patients
(University of Kentucky) Data presented from a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session Data demonstrated the effectiveness of beta blockers or ACE inhibitors to reduce the risk of cardio toxicity for HER2-positive breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Major side effects from popular medicines: Beta-blockers and painkillers found to double risk of stroke
(Natural News) Every two seconds, someone somewhere is having a stroke, and the cause isn’t always what you’re told. A stroke is when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Most strokes (80 percent) that occur are ischemic strokes, where the arteries leading to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

High-dose Insulin Works for Beta-blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker Poisoning High-dose Insulin Works for Beta-blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker Poisoning
High-dose insulin is a feasible, effective treatment for beta-blocker and calcium-channel blocker poisoning, according to the 17-year experience of one poison center department.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Common drugs like Valium and Imodium increase stroke risk
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common drugs increase the chances of dying from a stroke
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metastatic Melanoma Patients May Benefit from Beta Blockers
Researchers discovered that melanoma patients who received immunotherapy while taking a pan beta blocker lived longer than patients who received immunotherapy alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Melanoma News Source Type: news

Hot Yoga; Old Beta Blocker Seeks Approval; Stroke Spacticity Infusion Pump
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers and Traumatic Brain Injury Beta-Blockers and Traumatic Brain Injury
Could beta-blockers play a role in the treatment of TBI patients?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers May Enhance Immunotherapy for Melanoma Beta-Blockers May Enhance Immunotherapy for Melanoma
A chart review study suggests that pan-beta-blockers, such as propranolol, may improve outcomes in metastatic melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer accelerated by stress, finds study
(Columbia University Medical Center) A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta-blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research: Melanoma patients may live longer taking beta blockers
Melanoma patients who take a drug designed prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure might live longer, according to researchers at Penn State. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beta blockers may boost immunotherapy, help melanoma patients live longer
(Penn State) Melanoma patients who took a specific type of beta blocker while receiving immunotherapy lived longer than patients who received immunotherapy alone, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A New Form of This Miracle Nutrient Is 8 Times More Powerful …
CoQ10 has made the mainstream. You can find it everywhere. But the type of CoQ10 I want to tell you about has been completely ignored. That’s too bad, because this new form is 8 times better at getting into your blood and staying there. And that’s where it has its miracle-like anti-aging effects. This new form of CoQ10 may give you the opportunity to live disease-free for the rest of your life. Today, I’ll show you how this new “reduced” form of CoQ10 gives you greater power to prevent and reverse disease. You’ll also discover that it ramps up your energy levels and slows your aging proc...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Francisco Cabrera Tags: Nutrition antioxidants CoQ10 ubiquinol Source Type: news

Beta blockers in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: results from a multi-center, prospective, observational AAST study - Ley EJ, Leonard SD, Barmparas G, Dhillon NK, Inaba K, Salim A, O ʼBosky KR, Tatum D, Azmi H, Ball CG, Engels PT, Dunn JA, Carrick MM, Meizoso JP, Lombardo S, Cotton BA, Schroeppel TJ, Rizoli S, Chang DSJ, de León LA, Rezende-Neto J, Jacome T, Xiao J, Mallory G, Rao K, Widdel L, Godin S, Coates A, Benedict LA, Nirula R, Kaul S, Li T.
BACKGROUND: Beta blockers, a class of medications that inhibit endogenous catecholamines interaction with beta adrenergic receptors, are often administered to patients hospitalized after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We tested the hypothesis that beta bloc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease
Might beta-blockers alter prognostically relevant measures of cardiopulmonary performance during exercise testing in patients with advanced liver disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

De-stressing cancer with {beta}-blockers
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nusinovich, Y. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Retrospective analysis of clinical patient data suggests that beta blocker drugs may slow or prevent the development of resistance to EGFR inhibitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer
October 19, 2017—(Bronx, NY)—In a study in today’s issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Their earlier research—which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer—has prompted Montefiore-Einstein to conduct a pilot study testing whether beta blockers (commonly used for treating hypertension) can kill cancer cells in tumors of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - October 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fake high blood pressure news
Mainstream doctors are quick to prescribe drugs to bring high blood pressure down.  They may put you on one, two or even three of Big Pharma’s drugs. They include diuretics, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers.   These drugs have serious side effects. I’m talking about things like edema, dizziness, nose bleeds, rash and hearing loss. They can lead to cardiac failure, heart attack, depression, colitis, and arthritis pain.  It’s bad enough risking those side effects if you have to. But your doctor may be giving you these pills for NO good reason. You mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) In a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Their earlier research -- which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer -- has prompted Montefiore-Einstein to conduct a pilot study testing whether beta blockers (commonly used for treating hypertension) can kill cancer cells in tumors of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drugs, money and your heart
I was really excited to see a recent headline that said heart doctors should discuss herbal medicines with their patients. The recommendation came from a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 I thought this was a real breakthrough. I thought it meant cardiologists had finally seen the light… Boy, was I wrong… The article said doctors should learn about herbal medicines so they could STOP their patients from using them. You see, supplement use is at an all-time high. About 70% of Americans take them. That’s a lot of people. And Big Pharma would love to capture that market. So they...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

“Quackery” that saves lives
I’m used to being a target of mainstream medicine. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been called a “quack.”  Let me give you just one example… For decades I’ve been treating my patients with a proven therapy. The FDA approved it way back in 1953. I use it to help my patients detox from mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals. In fact, more than 100,000 people get this therapy every year in the U.S. But mainstream doctors still laugh at the idea of this treatment and think it’s pure bunk. I’m talking about intravenous (IV) chelation. Even though I...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Anti-Aging Health Heart Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

The cancer-stress connection
It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The study is the first to challenge the current clinical guideline that heart-attack survivors should take all three drugs - beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and statins - for the rest of their lives. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news