whether ALL patients with coronary artery disease should take a beta-blocker

You'll hear controversy about whether ALL patients with coronary artery disease should take a beta-blocker.

We were all taught that most of these patients should get a beta-blocker INDEFINITELY...especially if they've had a heart attack.

Older trials show that beta-blockers reduce mortality in the first couple of years after a heart attack...but this is being extrapolated to all patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

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