Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are beta-blockers^ particularly atenolol^ as effective as other antihypertensive medications in preventing important outcomes in hypertensive patients?

Atenolol is an inferior choice for blood pressure treatment. Beta-blockers in general should not be considered first- line in age ≥60^ and some have suggested they should not be first- line in any patient with uncomplicated hypertension.

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Publication Date: 2009-11-30
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:16:49