Recommend Beta-Blockers for up to 3 Years in Most Heart Attack Patients

You'll hear debate about how long to use beta-blockers after a heart attack.

Most of these patients get a beta-blocker for up to 3 years to prevent another heart attack...or indefinitely if they have systolic heart failure, now known as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

But the 3-year duration is based on studies from the 1980s...before routine use of stents, dual antiplatelet therapy, statins, etc.

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