Carvedilol lowers your risk of heart attack if you have heart failure. It lowers blood pressure and seems to have other benefits as well, especially for people with heart failure. Studies show that carvedilol can also lower the risk of death and hospitalization.
Doctors studied people with heart failure who had a heart attack. They gave half of the people carvedilol. They gave the other half a placebo pill. This is a “sugar pill” with no medicine in it. In the placebo group, 6 out of 100 people had another heart attack. Only 3 out of 100 in the carvedilol group had one.
Carvedilol can lower blood pressure AND help your heart!