Journal Club #6 – Monday 24th February 2020, 20:00-21:00 GMT.
Chair: Tom Abbott @_tomabbott
Tom is an ST3 anaesthetist and researcher in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine at Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia London; and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London. Click here to read Tom's full biography.
Background to the discussion
Myocardial infarction (MI) occurs in 1 in 30 patients after non-cardiac surgery. This can lead to further morbidity and mortality. Historically beta-blockade around the time of surgery was thought to help prevent MI, but the results of clinical trials were conflicting. The POISE trial examined whether perioperative beta-blockade could prevent myocardial infarction or death in over 8000 patients from 190 hospitals in 23 countries.
Access the paper here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)60601-7/fulltext
See you at 8pm GMT on the Monday 24th February to discuss this paper.