Prophylactic beta-blocker use to prevent perioperative morbidity and mortality.

@article{Finley2004ProphylacticBU,
  title={Prophylactic beta-blocker use to prevent perioperative morbidity and mortality.},
  author={Alan C. Finley and Bruce M. Elliott and Jacob J Robison and Thomas E Brothers},
  journal={Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 8},
  pages={223-6}
}
Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major health concern and leads to significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Evidence for prophylactic use of beta-blockade to decrease these complications continues to grow. Not all patients benefit from perioperative beta-blockade, thus a thorough preoperative cardiac assessment should be performed with… CONTINUE READING