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.
Time course of improvement in left ventricular function, mass and geometry in patients with congestive heart failure treatment with beta-adrenergic blockade
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.
Effects of cardioselective and nonselective beta-adrenergic blockade on the performance of highly trained runners.
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.