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Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Perioperative ß-adrenoceptor blockade in major non-cardiac surgery

BM Biccard

Abstract


This review discusses the mechanisms of perioperative ischaemia and how â-adrenoceptor blockade may prevent it. The evidence for perioperative â-adrenoceptor blockers, their side effects and recommendations for their perioperative use are discussed.



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22201173.2002.10872981
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