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The effect of perioperative beta-blockade on the pulmonary function of patients undergoing major arterial surgery.

Authors
  • Kieran, S M
  • Cahill, R A
  • Browne, I
  • Sheehan, S J
  • Mehigan, D
  • Barry, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
32
Issue
3
Pages
305–308
Identifiers
PMID: 16631393
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Previously held concerns about worsening pulmonary function through the short-term use of beta-blockers should not dissuade their perioperative usage in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Furthermore, the accuracy of pulmonary function tests in preoperative assessment and risk stratification also appears unaffected by this therapy.

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