Do beta blockers help three years beyond MI?

Consider deprescribing the drugs in older adults: US research

Beta blocker use beyond three years after an MI doesn't seem to improve long-term outcomes, according to an analysis.

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US researchers examined data from a registry on almost 6900 MI patients aged 65 and over who were discharged on beta blocker therapy and alive three years later without a recurrent MI.

The team from Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, found that 72% were still on a beta blocker at three years, and 43% were taking at least half the recommended target dose.

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