What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

What beta blockers are approved for heart failure?

There are two beta blockers approved for heart failure in the United States. The first is metoprolol succinate (also called Toprol XL, Toprol, metoprolol ER or metoprolol ER succinate). This long-acting formulation should not be confused with short-acting metoprolol (metoprolol, metoprolol tartrate or Lopressor) which is NOT an approved drug for heart failure. The second […]

Three components of treating heart failure

Keeping heart failure under control.

There are three components to keeping heart failure under control: –          Daily weights –          Diuretics –          Fluid restriction/salt restriction Daily weights are critical for heart failure patients. Weights should be done the first thing every morning on the same reliable home scale before eating or drinking anything. Establish a DRY WEIGHT with your physician. Think […]