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Perioperative Betablockers – Fatal Guideline Recommendation

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Guideline bodies should retract their recommendations on perioperative administration of beta-Blockers based on fictitious data without further delay. This should not be blocked by dispute over allocation of blame. The well-conducted trials indicate a statistically significant 27% increase in mortality from the initiation of perioperative â-blockade that guidelines currently recommend. Any remaining enthusiasts might best channel their energy into a further randomised trial which should be designed carefully and conducted honestly.


(State: 12.05.2015)

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