TABLE 2 Antihypertensives and weight (3) Weight gain Weight neutral Alpha-adrenergic blockers ACE Inhibitors Beta-adrenergic blockers
(atenolol, Angiotensin receptor blockers metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol) Beta-adrenergic blockers
(carvedilol, nebivolol) CCBs Thiazides ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; CCBs, calcium channel blockers.
In hypertensive patients with asthma or susceptibility to bronchospasm, beta-adrenergic blockers
may be contraindicated.
An example is a standard, adopted by many managed-care organizations, for using beta-adrenergic blockers
in survivors of myocardial infarction.
The Harvard researchers also discovered that regular aspirin use or prescribed cardiac medications such as beta-adrenergic blockers
can reduce the risk posed by brief episodes of anger.
Thiazide diuretics were better than any other class of antihypertensive drugs: beta-adrenergic blockers
, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, alpha-adrenergic blockers, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (Psaty et al., 2003).