publication . Article . 2007

Increase of 1-year mortality after perioperative beta-blocker withdrawal in endovascular and vascular surgery patients.

Maarten L. Simoons; Eric Boersma; H. van Urk; Don Poldermans; J.J. Bax; Paul J.G. Jörning; W.J.M. Scholte op Reimer; Sanne E. Hoeks;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, volume 33, pages 13-19 (issn: 1078-5884, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Objectives To assess the relation between beta-blocker use, underlying cardiac risk, and 1-year outcome in vascular surgery patients, including the effect of beta-blocker withdrawal. Design Prospective survey. Materials 711 consecutive peripheral vascular surgery patients from 11 hospitals in the Netherlands between May and December 2004. Methods Patients were evaluated for cardiac risk factors, beta-blocker use and 1-year mortality. Low and high risk was defined according to the Revised Cardiac Risk Index. Propensity scores for the likelihood of beta-blocker use were calculated and regression models were used to study the relation between beta-blocker use and m...
free text keywords: Surgery, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Peripheral vascular disease, Beta-blockers, Beta-blocker withdrawal, Risk stratification, Prognosis, Medicine(all), Confounding, Propensity score matching, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, 1 year mortality, Vascular surgery, Lower risk, business.industry, business, Revised Cardiac Risk Index, Internal medicine, Beta blocker, medicine.drug_class, Perioperative
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