, Volume 25, Supplement 2, pp 100–102 | Cite as

Haemodynamic Effects of β-Blockers

  • Jay N. Cohn
Section 2A: Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions


The pharmacological effects of β- blockers have been well documented but there is still no clear picture of the integrated systemic haemodynamic response to adrenoceptor blockade. This response is reviewed and the changes in systemic vascular resistance in hypertensive patients and during exercise are analysed.


Cardiac Output Systemic Vascular Resistance Haemodynamic Effect Negative Inotropic Effect Haemodynamic Response 
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© ADIS Press Australasia Pty Ltd (Inc. NSW) 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay N. Cohn
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  1. 1.Cardiovascular Division, Department of MedicineUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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