Adrenoreceptor Blockers is a group of medications that are used in managing hypertension in patients. They act on adrenergic receptors such as beta-adrenergic or alpha-adrenergic receptors. The medications can lower the heart rate, the heart contractility, and vasomotor tone of the blood vessels. The main side effects of the beta-adrenergic blockers are fatigue, depression, or even serious hyperkalemia. And of course, the contraindications to beta-adrenergic blockers are conditions that associate with the depressed function of the heart such as Decompensated CHF or symptomatic bradycardia. It is also important to know the clearance mechanism of each individual beta-adrenergic blockers. Certain beta-adrenergic blockers are cleared via the Kidney, whereas others are cleared by the Liver. The Alpha-adrenergic blockers are too help with treating hypertension. However, alpha-adrenergic blockers’ actions are at the blood vessels, not the cardiac tissues. The side effects of the alpha-adrenergic blockers are more profound than the beta-adrenergic blockers’. One important side effect one should pay attention to this group is the rebound hypertension or hypertensive crisis.
The Cardiovascular Institute, founded by Uri M. Ben-Zur, M.D., F.A.C.C, is located in the heart of San Fernando Valley near Calabasas andWest Hills. Our new state of the art facility is dedicated to giving nearby residents complete and thorough cardiovascular care. Dr. Ben-Zur is one of the premier pacemaker and electrophysiology specialists in the greater Los Angeles area. Our practice staffs multiple ultrasoundspecialists and offers in office stress testing daily. Open six days a week with same day appointments makes it easy for our patients to quickly get the care they need in a timely fashion.
Dr. Ben-Zur’s medical foundations were developed under the guidance of experts in electrophysiology and angioplasty. During this time he also developed a passion for interventional cardiology. He completed multiple fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. After moving to Los Angeles, Dr. Ben-Zur established an affiliation with the Providence Tarzana Medical Center to facilitate procedures including stent placements, pacemaker implantations,radiofrequency ablations and more. To learn more about these procedures and about our practice we encourage you explore our website!