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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Cardioselective Beta-Blockers Generally Safe in Asthma Patients — Physician’s First Watch

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April 24, 2014

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Cardioselective Beta-Blockers Generally Safe in Asthma Patients

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

An analysis in Chest offers further support for using cardioselective beta-blockers in patients with stable asthma who have clear indications for the drug, but nonselective beta-blockers should be avoided if possible.

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Sara Lopez, CPNP Other Healthcare Professional, Allergy/Immunology, Rady Children's Hospital

Are selective beta blockers safe for moderate asthma?

H M shafique Physician, Internal Medicine

Selective Beta blocker are usually safe i asthmatic patient when they are stable. But risk benefit ratio should be considered in patients taking b blockers and have any type(mild moderate severe) of asthma exacerbation. It should be with held until patient stabilized.

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