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A 68-year-old woman comes to the office for a routine examination. At this visit, she is diagnosed with mild hypertension and her physician elects to start treatment with a beta-blocker. The patients medical history includes asthma, for which she takes an albuterol inhaler as necessary, though she has not used it in over three years. Which of the following beta blockers is most likely to cause an exacerbation of her asthma?

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Content Reviewers:

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

Asthma comes from the Greek word for “panting”, which makes sense because it causes chronic inflammation of the airways, making them narrow and more difficult to breathe through.

People with asthma can have asthma exacerbation or