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Beta-blockers

A group of medications that cardiologists use to decrease the heart rate by slowing down the speed at which the heart beats. These medications also help open the blood vessels and lower the blood pressure. Some common beta-blockers used in the United States are atenolol, nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal), but there are also many other options your child’s cardiologist may choose. Beta-blockers are also used for other conditions not related to the heart.

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