Meta-analysis of the effect of heart rate achieved by perioperative beta-adrenergic blockade
on cardiovascular outcomes.
Previous studies have supported the protective effect of beta-adrenergic blockade in patients with TBI, which decreases cerebral metabolism, vasospasm, and oxygen consumption.
The researchers had hypothesized that suppression of the catecholamine surge in multiply injured TBI patients with beta-adrenergic blockade decreases mortality.
The role of beta-adrenergic blockade
in myocardial infarction.
Lechat P, Packer M, Chalon S, Cucherat M, Arab T, Boissel JR Clinical effects of beta-adrenergic blockade
in chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trials.
Effect of beta-adrenergic blockade
on exercise performance in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.
has been reported to potentiate muscle weakness consistent with certain myasthenic symptoms.
Effects of beta-adrenergic blockade
on the cardiac response to maximal and submaximal exercise in man.
Pulmonary ventilation in long-term beta-adrenergic blockade
after myocardial infarction .
Despite the obvious efficacy of beta-adrenergic blockade
in decreasing myocardial ischaemia, there is conflicting evidence from various randomised prospective studies about whether heart rate control with beta-blockers is associated with an improved cardiac outcome (70,77).
in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.