Heart & Cardiology/Beta Blockers

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Beta blockers slow down your heart, so I suppose that means that less blood is pumped. Doesn't that mean that  your body isn't getting the blood supply it needs?

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Hi Martin,

Beta blockers may slow down heart rate and the stroke volume (ml pumped per beat). Usually the reduction is volume of blood pumped isn't near significant to cause symptoms as enough blood is pumped to maintain an adequate cardiac output and supply the body with the blood it needs.

Hope that was helpful,  

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