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Fleisher LA, Beckman JA, Brown KA, Calkins H, Chaikof EL, Fleischmann KE, Freeman WK, Froehlich JB, Kasper EK, Kersten JR, Riegel B, Robb JF. 2009 ACCF/AHA focused update on perioperative beta blockade incorporated into the ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009;54:e13–118.
Upon findings of scientific misconduct involving Professor Don Poldermans from Erasmus University, whose work was cited in the article by Fleischmann KE, Beckman JA, Buller CE, et al., “2009 ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade,” which was included in the text of the “2009 ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade Incorporated Into the ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines,” the ACCF/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines requested that the 2009 ACCF/AHA Writing Committee review communications from the leadership of Erasmus University (http://www.erasmusmc.nl/corp_home/corp_news-center/2011/2011-11/ontslag.hoogleraar/?lang=en), including the reported conclusions of its investigative committee. The ACCF/AHA Writing Committee concluded that recommendations for care in the 2009 articles remain valid. The ACCF/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines will continue to monitor the situation and inform readers if additional findings warrant revised recommendations.
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