Beta blockers after myocardial infarction: have trials changed practice?Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6456.1431 (Published 24 November 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:1431
- N S Baber,
- D G Julian,
- J A Lewis,
- G Rose
A survey of British consultant cardiologists was carried out to elicit their current practices when prescribing long term beta blockers after myocardial infarction. Sixty (72%) of the respondents reported that they used beta blockers prophylactically even in the absence of any other indications; the details of their stated policies, however, varied considerably. The favourable evidence of clinical trials in this indication appears to have been assimilated into hospital practice.