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Is there a reason a surgeon may prescribe beta blockers after surgery? Or as a preventative measure
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Beta blockers
Beta blockers are sometimes in peri operative setting for prevention but usually recommend this starting a week or two before surgery.
If used after it is usually in response to treating arrythmia or bp.

In brief: Beta blockers
Beta blockers are sometimes in peri operative setting for prevention but usually recommend this starting a week or two before surgery.
If used after it is usually in response to treating arrythmia or bp.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prevent afib
To prevent an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.
This occurs up to 5 to 15% after some types of surgeries. Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers after surgery have been shown to be beneficial in preventing atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Prevent afib
To prevent an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.
This occurs up to 5 to 15% after some types of surgeries. Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers after surgery have been shown to be beneficial in preventing atrial fibrillation.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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