TableĀ 1

Atenolol and metoprolol versus carvedilol

Worsens lipidsNoYesYes
Worsens glycaemic controlNoYesYes
Mainly lowers BP through reductions in vasodilation versus cardiac outputYesNoNo
Higher risk of microalbuminuriaNoNo direct comparisonYes
Increases weightNoNo direct comparisonYes
Lower risk of mortality in patients with systolic HF and AMIYesNoNo
  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction; BP, blood pressure; HF, heart failure.