To be[ta-block], or not to be[ta-block]? How long is long the question.

Dr. Kristin Watson discusses the use of beta-blockers post-MI in patients without heart failure.

0:00-0:40: Intro

0:41-1:18: Introduction of Dr. Kristin Watson

1:19-6:40: Trial overview

6:41-10:46: Background of beta-blocker use post-MI

10:47-12:36: Kristin’s overall thoughts

12:37-14:49: Types of beta-blockers used

14:50-16:06: Final thoughts

16:07-16:49: Closing

References:

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