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Figure 1. Outcomes of Beta Blocker Use Before Bypass Surgery

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With beta blockers, the 30-day mortality rate was 2.8%; without beta blockers, the 30-day mortality rate was 3.4%.

Source: Ferguson, Coombs, and Peterson. Preoperative b-blocker use and mortality and morbidity following CABG surgery in North America. JAMA 287(17):2221-7.

Current as of September 2002
Internet Citation: Figure 1. Outcomes of Beta Blocker Use Before Bypass Surgery: Improving Health Care Quality: Fact Sheet. September 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/errors-safety/improving-quality/qualfact-fig1.html