Effect of chronic beta-blockade on peri-operative outcome in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: an analysis of observational and case control studies.

@article{Giles2004EffectOC,
  title={Effect of chronic beta-blockade on peri-operative outcome in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: an analysis of observational and case control studies.},
  author={Julian W Giles and John William Sear and Pierre Fo{\"e}x},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={574-83}
}
Little is known about the effect of chronic beta-adrenoceptor antagonist therapy during the peri-operative period in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. We conducted a literature review to identify studies examining the relationship between chronic therapy and adverse peri-operative outcome. Eighteen studies were identified in which it was possible to ascertain the incidence of adverse cardiac outcomes in those patients who were and were not receiving chronic beta-blocker therapy. None of… CONTINUE READING

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