Summary: For patients with uncomplicated hypertension undergoing noncardiac surgery, avoiding beta-blocker use appears to be associated with a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and all-cause mortality, especially for patients over 70, for men, and for patients needing acute surgery.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26436291/

Strength of recommendation = B

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