Future Cardiol 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.
According to the most recent international guidelines, β-blockers maintain a central role in the management of hypertension, being recommended at any treatment step when there is a specific indication, such as heart failure, angina, postacute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation or pregnancy. However, β-blockers are not a homogeneous class: individual molecules differ in terms of pharmacological and clinical profile and are therefore suitable for different patient subtypes. In particular nebivolol, a third generation β-selective β-blocker with vasodilating properties, neutral metabolic effects and good tolerability, proved to have advantages over other β-blockers, which makes the drug suitable in a wide variety of hypertensive patients with or without comorbidities. Read More