Letters Perioperative β blockade

European perioperative β blockade guidelines must be changed immediately to safeguard patients

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5768 (Published 24 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5768
  1. Stephen N Bolsin, specialist anaesthetist1,
  2. Mark Colson, specialist anaesthetist2
  1. 1Geelong Hospital, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
  2. 2St John of God Geelong Hospital, Geelong
  1. steveb{at}barwonhealth.org.au

We were pleased to see that the European Society of Cardiology partially corrected its erroneous 2009 recommendations on perioperative β blockade.1 2 However, the Joint Task Force still included the widely discredited study of Mangano et al, even though its …

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