2008 - Review: Perioperative beta-blockers provide no clear benefit in patients having noncardiac surgery

McColl, Ryan J.; Dixon, Elijah
March 2009
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p2
Academic Journal
The article deliberates on whether perioperative use of beta-blockers prevent short-term cardiovascular (CV) events in patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery. Research conducted reveal that beta-blocker therapy reduced risk for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and myocardial ischemia and increased risk for stroke. It was concluded that in patients having non-cardiac surgery, perioperative use of beta-blockers provides no clear benefit in preventing short-term cardiovascular events.


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