Table 2

 Randomised trials of the effect of β blocker treatment on ejection fraction

StudynDuration (months)Treatment 1EF change*Treatment 2EF change*Absolute difference
*Absolute percentage change in ejection fraction.
Present study346Carvedilol8Placebo−210
Metra44344Carvedilol10Placebo−111
Olsen1574Carvedilol11Placebo110
Krum23434Carvedilol7Placebo07
MOCHA study241437Carvedilol9Placebo18
PRECISE study252257Carvedilol8Placebo26
Colucci261857Carvedilol10Placebo37
Cohn27557Carvedilol9Placebo27
ANZ study335812Carvedilol5Placebo05
Guazzi28216Carvedilol9Placebo−110
DiLenarda293012Carvedilol7Metoprolol07
Metra2212214Carvedilol11Metoprolol74
Kukin6536Carvedilol6Metoprolol51
Sanderson30433Carvedilol9Metoprolol63
Engelmeier312412Metoprolol6Placebo42
MDC study3220512Metoprolol12Placebo66
Fisher33506Metoprolol4Placebo04
Goldstein34516Metoprolol9Placebo27
RESOLVD study354196Metoprolol3Placebo12