Carvedilol in Treatment of CHF
- CHF causes the release of adrenaline-like or adrenergic chemical
substances in our body. They try and increase the output of the heart
by raising the heart rate and stimulating the heart to contract more
- Unfortunately, this is like "whipping" a sick and
tired horse to go faster and pull harder. The horse will become sicker,
stumble and perhaps die.
- Drugs that block the effects of adrenergic agents protect
the heart from this counterproductive "whipping."