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Patients using beta-blocker therapy prior to arrival who received a beta-blocker just before surgery

Patients often are taken off of their usual medications before and after their surgeries. However, some people take heart medications called beta blockers, which help lower blood pressure and control other medical conditions. Unlike with many other medications, beta blockers should continue to be taken through surgery. Without them, dangerous heart problems may develop.These graphs give the percentage of patients who usually take beta blockers who continue to take them through their surgeries.

October 2011 - September 2012 data

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

Results over time

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

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