Help Switch Patients From Atenolol to a Better Beta-Blocker
The recent atenolol shortage will renew debate about which oral beta-blocker to choose and how to switch.
This is a good thing. Atenolol has NOT been shown to improve outcomes in hypertension, heart failure, or post-MI. Use this as an opportunity to maximize your patient's home therapy.
There are nearly 20 beta-blockers...but 5 will work in most cases.