Heart Institute Encyclopedia

Beta-Blockers in Children

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The beta-blockers group of medications gets its name from the fact that they block the function of the beta receptors on the blood vessels and heart muscle. They are used for a number of reasons. Some are used for control of high blood pressure, while others are used for the treatment of arrhythmias.

Cincinnati Children's provides information about three beta-blocker drugs:


Last Updated: 11/2013