You beta block: or not?

Keywords: β-blockers, beta-adrenergic receptors, heart, smooth muscles, airways, blood vessels

Abstract

β-blockers bind selectively to beta-adrenergic receptors and interfere with catecholamines provoking β-responses on the heart and smooth muscles of the airways and blood vessels.1

To block or not to block.

Author Biography

L Gilliland, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesiology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Published
2020-11-13
Section
FCA 1 Anaesthetic Refresher Course 2020