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Older adults with heart failure treated with carvedilol, bisoprolol, or metoprolol tartrate: risk of mortality.

Perreault S, de Denus S, White M, White-Guay B, Bouvier M, Dorais M, Dubé MP, Rouleau JL, Tardif JC, Jenna S, Haibe-Kains B, Leduc R, Deblois D

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The long-term use of β-blockers has been shown to improve clinical outcomes among patients with heart failure (HF). However, a lack of data persists in assessing whether carvedilol or bisoprolol are superior to metoprolol tartrate in clinical practice. We endeavored to compare the effectiveness of β-blockers among older adults following a primary hospital admission for HF.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2017;26(1):81-90.

Pubmed ID: 27859924

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