Benefits and risks associated with β-blocker prophylaxis in noncardiac surgery Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • Perioperative use of beta-blockers in NCS can protect against postoperative MI but increases the risk of stroke, severe hypotension, and severe bradycardia. Although less common, the strokes are severe, and the troubling trend toward increasing cardiovascular and total mortality precludes the recommendation for their use in patients not previously treated with beta-blockers.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2146/ajhp090088

PubMed ID

  • 20237379

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 523

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 67

number

  • 7