Which medications in the drug class Beta Blockers, Beta1-Selective are used in the treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Beta Blockers, Beta1-Selective

At low doses, cardioselective beta blockers block response to beta1-adrenergic stimulation and have little or no effect on beta2 receptors.

Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)

Metoprolol is a selective beta1-adrenergic receptor blocker that decreases the automaticity of contractions. During IV administration, carefully monitor the patient's blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiograms (ECGs). Long-term use of metoprolol has been shown to reduce


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