Stick With Oral Beta-Blockers in Most ACS Patients with HTN

New Am Heart Assn recommendations will clarify how to treat hypertension in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Choose meds that control symptoms and reduce CV events.

Start with a beta-blocker in most patients. Begin a short-acting beta-blocker withOUT intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA)...such as metoprolol tartrate or bisoprolol...within 24 hours of admission.

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