Carvedilol may be an option for patients initiating beta-blocker treatment for heart failure or patients in whom metoprolol is poorly tolerated. We present the results of the COMET trial and other research and discuss strategies for initiating carvedilol treatment. Gout - Hit the target A slow death from colchicine Is carvedilol superior to metoprolol in heart failure? The use of beta-adrenergic blocking agents in the treatment of heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction has provided a significant improvement in survival and reduced the need for hospitalization for worsening heart failure. Multiple studies have shown that the use of various beta-adrenergic blocking agents may provide a reduction of approximately 35 percent in mortality. All of these studies have initiated treatment with a low-dose beta blocker, with titration to the maximum dose or to the highest dose tolerated. Some patients are unable to tolerate maximum doses of beta-adrenergic blockers, and they may not reach the goal of maximum dose. This factor raises the question of whether patients who cannot tolerate the maximum dose need to reach this goal to have the best outcome during beta-adrenergic blockade therapy. Wikstrand and colleagues studied the effect of low-dose beta-adrenergic blockade therapy on outcomes in patients with heart failure. The study population was a subgroup of the Metoprolol Controlled-Release/Extended-Release (CR/XL) Randomized Intervention Trial in Chronic Heart Failure (MERIT-HF) study.
Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to improve survival after a heart attack. Metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems.
Why it’s used. However, metoprolol tartrate is also used to treat and prevent heart attacks, while metoprolol succinate is also used to treat heart failure. Metoprolol may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you may have to take it with hydrochlorothiazide or chlorthalidone. Metoprolol is a beta blocker. It work by keeping your heart rate down in increased panic and anxiety states. This is why you are givena BB when you have a heart attack. I take 25mg metoprolol 2 times a day not because it is a heart medicine, it does very little for the heart until it is under attack.