More data suggesting beta blockers safe in COPD

By  |  May 13, 2011 | 

In this large database analysis, the use of beta blockers in patients with COPD was associated with significantly lower risk of death (22%) as well as fewer hospitalizations and no deleterious impact on lung function. This study adds to the mounting literature that beta blockers are not only safe, but may be beneficial in patients with COPD (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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