Do beta-blockers still have their role in myocardial protection?
Klinika anesteziologie a resuscitace, FN v Motole a IPVZ, Praha
Anest. intenziv. Med., 18, 2007, č. 5, s. 296-300
Anaesthesiology - Review Article
Cardiovascular complications after non-cardiac surgery occur in one out of ten patients. All possible risk-reducing approaches including perioperative beta-blockade are warranted. Beta-blocker administration is based on the results of randomized controlled studies performed by Mangano et al. and Poldermans et al. However, new findings cast doubt on routine beta-blocker use. Current recommendations for perioperative beta-blockade for non-cardiac surgery are presented in this review.
non-cardiac surgery – perioperative period – beta-blockade
Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Inten
Intensive Care Medicine