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During an average 3.5 years of follow-up, beta blockers did not decrease the rate of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, or stroke in persons with a previous infarction, with known coronary artery disease, or with coronary artery disease risk factors alone. In those with risk factors alone, beta blockers may increase risk.



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