Do beta-blockers still have their role in myocardial protection?


Authors: M. Horáček
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika anesteziologie a resuscitace, FN v Motole a IPVZ, Praha
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., 18, 2007, č. 5, s. 296-300
Category: Anaesthesiology - Review Article

Overview

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.

Key words:
non-cardiac surgery – perioperative period – beta-blockade


Labels
Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Inten Intensive Care Medicine
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