Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Beta Blockers with Surgery May Be Deadly

A new study shows another reason to avoid medications if you possibly can: beta blocker blood pressure drugs raise the risk of stroke and death during surgery though experts claim doses given in the study were probably too high.

Patients who received the blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers after having non-cardiac surgery were at higher risk of dying or having a stroke, a new Canadian study found. Read more

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