Efficacy of Ivabradine versus β-Blockers for Heart Rate Reduction during Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

@article{Qiu2016EfficacyOI,
  title={Efficacy of Ivabradine versus β-Blockers for Heart Rate Reduction during Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.},
  author={Shuang Qiu and Shaobo Shi and Haiqin Ping and Sanfeng Zhou and Hui Wang and Bo Yang},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={133-140}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the efficacy of pretreatment with ivabradine compared to β-blockers before computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) via a meta-analysis of clinical randomized controlled trial data. METHODS We conducted a search for randomized controlled trials of pretreatment with ivabradine compared to β-blockers before CTCA in Medline, PubMed, Embase, SCI/SSCI/A&HCI, SAS Publishers, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register. The Jadad quality score of the included… CONTINUE READING