Do beta blockers reduce your heart rate?

1 Answer
Dec 19, 2016

When beta blockers are administered the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. They also help open up blood vessels to improve blood flow.


Beta blockers are a class of drugs that are particularly used to manage cardiac arrhythmias.

Beta receptors are found in cells of the heart muscles , airways, smooth muscles arteries and kidneys. They lead to stress responses , especially when they are stimulated by adrenaline.

Beta blockers interfere with binding of adrenaline to the receptors and weaken the effects of stress hormones.