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Using beta-blockers to cut perioperative risk in CAD. Cardioprotective strategies for noncardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16382764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postoperative adverse myocardial ischemic events, such as infarction, unstable angina, and cardiac death, are common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). These events can be prevented in many patients with strategies such as the perioperative use of beta-blockers. In this article, the authors present four cases and discuss perioperative evaluation of patients having a noncardiac operation to determine risk of an adverse cardiac event after the procedure. Evidenced-based approaches to reducing the chances of an undesirable outcome in high-risk patients, such as preoperative testing and procedures and the use of beta-blockers, are presented.
Archana Roy; Vivek Roy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-30     Completed Date:  2006-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-6, 41-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Division of Hospital Medicine, FL 32224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Disease / etiology,  prevention & control*
Perioperative Care / methods*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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