oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Perioperative β-adrenoceptor blockade in major non-cardiac surgery : review article

Volume 8, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



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

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