Perioperative beta-blockers for preventing surgery-related mortality and morbidity.

@article{Blessberger2014PerioperativeBF,
  title={Perioperative beta-blockers for preventing surgery-related mortality and morbidity.},
  author={Hermann Blessberger and Juergen Kammler and Prof. Dr. Hans Domanovits and Oliver Schlager and Brigitte Wildner and Danyel Azar and Martin Schillinger and Franz Wiesbauer and Clemens Steinwender},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={9},
  pages={
          CD004476
        }
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials have yielded conflicting results regarding the ability of beta-blockers to influence perioperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Thus routine prescription of these drugs in unselected patients remains a controversial issue. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to systematically analyse the effects of perioperatively administered beta-blockers for prevention of surgery-related mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing any type of… CONTINUE READING
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