Are the recommendations to use perioperative β-blocker therapy in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery based on reliable evidence?

Devereaux, P. J.; Yusuf, Salim; Yang, Homer; Choi, Peter T.L.; Guyatt, Gordon H.
August 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/3/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p245
Academic Journal
Assesses recommendations of using of β-blocker therapy in patients before non cardiac surgery. Effect of β-blocker therapy on perioperative outcomes; Analysis of randomized controlled trials on using β-blocker therapy; Aim of the PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation trial.


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