Journal article

How strong is the evidence for the use of perioperative beta blockers in non-cardiac surgery? Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

PJ Devereaux, WS Beattie, PTL Choi, NH Badner, GH Guyatt, JC Villar, CS Cina, K Leslie, MJ Jacka, VM Montori, M Bhandari, A Avezum, AB Cavalcanti, JW Giles, T Schricker, H Yang, CJ Jakobsen, S Yusuf

British Medical Journal | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of perioperative beta blocker treatment in patients having non-cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Seven search strategies, including searching two bibliographic databases and hand searching seven medical journals. STUDY SELECTION AND OUTCOMES: We included randomised controlled trials that evaluated beta blocker treatment in patients having non-cardiac surgery. Perioperative outcomes within 30 days of surgery included total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal cardiac arrest, non-fatal stroke, congestive heart failure, hypotension needing treatment, bradycardia needing treatm..

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