Perioperative Beta-Blockade: Myths and Realities

  • G. Howard-Alpe
  • P. Foëx
Conference paper


In 1997, the American College of Physicians published a guideline for assessing and managing patients with coronary artery disease who undergo major noncardiac surgery [1]. An important recommendation was that all eligible patients should receive a beta-blocker (atenolol).


Coronary Bypass Surgery Noncardiac Surgery Major Vascular Surgery Revise Cardiac Risk Index Major Noncardiac Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Howard-Alpe
    • 1
  • P. Foëx
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuffield Department of AnaestheticsUniversity of OxfordUK

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