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Hypertension Specialist

Hypertension Specialist

A hypertension specialist focuses on the effects of high blood pressure on your heart and body. They also work on symptom management and drug therapy. This article continues the series on anti-hypertensive medications with an in-depth look at Beta Blockers.

Beta Blockers

This group of medications does not work alone. Beta Blockers are most effective when combined with ACE Inhibitors and/or diuretics.

Hypertension SpecialistWhile Beta Blockers do lower blood pressure they are often used because patients have the following conditions:

  • Angina
  • Previous heart attack
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Heart failure (depending on the circumstances)

Types & Warnings

Beta Blockers are extremely strong drugs. All patients who are prescribed these drugs need to be monitored by a hypertension specialist.There are two types of Beta Blockers; selective and non-selective. Selective Beta Blockers control your heart



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