beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: scientific review.

@article{Auerbach2002betaBlockersAR,
  title={beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: scientific review.},
  author={Andrew Auerbach and Lee W Goldman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={287 11},
  pages={1435-44}
}
CONTEXT Recent studies suggest that perioperatively administered beta-blockers may reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE To review the efficacy of perioperative beta-blockade in reducing myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, and cardiac or all-cause mortality from randomized trials. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE and conventional search of English-language articles published since 1980 was performed to gather information related… CONTINUE READING

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