Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathies with β-adrenergic Blocking Agents

  • M. R. Bristow
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Anti-adrenergic therapy with β-adrenergic blocking agents has proved to be effective in the medical treatment of various dilated cardiomyopathies, including idiopathic, valvular and ischemic subtypes. This report will summarize the effects of β-blocker treatment on the dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype, as well as on clinical parameters.


Chronic Heart Failure Dilate Cardiomyopathy Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Myocardial Gene Expression Myocyte Dysfunction 


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