Patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a “beta-blocker”. Should I be?

Individuals with rhythm disturbances that are fast, tachyarrhythmias, are sometimes given beta blockers as a first agent. These are blood pressure meds that act by lowering the heart rate and can prevent some arrhythmias. These are used if someone has symptoms from the arrhythmia and overall are safe and well tolerated meds.