Postoperative prophylactic administration of beta-adrenergic blockers in patients at risk for myocardial ischemia.

@article{Urban2000PostoperativePA,
  title={Postoperative prophylactic administration of beta-adrenergic blockers in patients at risk for myocardial ischemia.},
  author={Michael K. Urban and Steven M. Markowitz and Michael A. Gordon and Barbara L Urquhart and Paul D. Kligfield},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1257-61}
}
UNLABELLED Perioperative myocardial ischemia (MI) is associated with postoperative cardiac morbidity. Postoperative sympatholysis may reduce the incidence of MI. This study evaluated such a reduction postoperatively with the administration of prophylactic beta-blockers in patients undergoing elective total knee arthroplasty with epidural anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia. One hundred seven patients were preoperatively randomized into two groups, control and beta-blockers, who… CONTINUE READING
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