Bete Blockers

What Beta Blocker and How Much ?

Auerbach AD, Goldman L. β-Blockers and Reduction of Cardiac Events in Noncardiac Surgery: Scientific Review. JAMA. 2002;287


Beta Blocker Examples
  • Atenolol starting dose-12.5, max dose -100 mg q d
  • bisoprolol starting dose-2.5 gm/d, max dose– 20 mg/d
  • metoprolol  starting dose- 12.5-25 bid, maximum dose- -400 mg/d, ( use XL when possible)