Saturday, 5 January 2008

Meta-analysis of the effect of heart rate achieved by perioperative beta-adrenergic blockade on cardiovascular outcomes

The January issue of the BJA has a meta-analysis of the effect heart rate control from beta-blockers on cardiac outcome. It found no benefit from perioperative beta-blockade on cardiac mortality and morbidity. There was no correlation between heart rate control and cardiac outcome, however there was an increase in drug related adverse effects.

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