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Received beta blockers during perioperative period

Why this is important:

It is often standard procedure to stop a patient's usual medications for a while before and after his/her surgery. But if a patient who has been taking beta blockers suddenly stops taking them, s/he can have heart problems such as a fast heart beat. For these patients, staying on beta blockers before and after surgery makes it less likely that they will have heart problems.