No cardiac testing for intermediate-risk patients on β-blockers was noninferior to testing before vascular surgery for preventing death and nonfatal MI

Scott, Ian
January 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses a research study regarding the use of a strategy of testing before major vascular surgery for preventing cardiac death and nonfatal myocardial infarction. It was found that in intermediate-risk patients receiving β-blocker therapy for tight control of heart rate, a strategy of no cardiac testing was not inferior to a strategy of testing before major vascular surgery for preventing cardiac death.


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