Perioperative beta-blockers in noncardiac surgery: The evidence continues to evolve

Muzammil Mushtaq, Steven L. Cohn

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Abstract

The effectiveness and safety of giving beta-blockers to patients undergoing noncardiac surgery remain controversial. The use of these drugs in this clinical scenario increased after the publication of two positive trials in the late 1990s and was encouraged by national organizations and clinical guidelines. However, when several subsequent studies failed to show a benefit, recommendations became more limited and use decreased. This paper reviews recent evidence for and against the perioperative use of beta-blockers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-512
Number of pages12
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume81
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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