Prevention of tachycardia with atenolol pretreatment for carotid endarterectomy under cervical plexus blockade.

@article{Davies1992PreventionOT,
  title={Prevention of tachycardia with atenolol pretreatment for carotid endarterectomy under cervical plexus blockade.},
  author={Michael J Davies and R H Dysart and Brendan S. Silbert and David J. Scott and Richard J. Cook},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={161-4}
}
A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial of forty patients was carried out to determine if oral atenolol pretreatment would reduce the incidence of tachycardia during carotid endarterectomy performed under cervical plexus block. Twenty patients received a placebo and twenty patients 50 mg of atenolol two hours prior to surgery. The superficial and deep… CONTINUE READING