TITLE

Corticosteroids prevented atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study on prevention of atrial fibrillation by using postoperative corticosteroids in patients having cardiac surgery. It mentions a follow-up period of 84 hours. The subjects had gone through their first on-pump coronary artery bypass graft and/or aortic valve replacement surgery. They received intravenous hydrocortisone sodium succinate. There was atrial fibrillation the risk of which was concluded to be reduced by postoperative corticosteroids in the subjects.
ACCESSION #
27029957

 

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