Amiodarone prophylaxis reduces major cardiovascular morbidity and length of stay after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis.

@article{Aasbo2005AmiodaronePR,
  title={Amiodarone prophylaxis reduces major cardiovascular morbidity and length of stay after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Johan D Aasbo and Andrew Lawrence and K Ranga Rama Krishnan and Michael H. Kim and Richard G Trohman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={143 5},
  pages={327-36}
}
BACKGROUND Although evidence supports the prophylactic use of beta-blockade in cardiac surgery, postoperative atrial fibrillation or flutter occurs in 40% to 60% of patients. Trials that assessed whether amiodarone prophylaxis decreases the incidence of postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmias have had mixed results and were not specifically powered to detect changes in cardiovascular morbidity, length of stay, or mortality. PURPOSE To see whether prophylactic administration of amiodarone… CONTINUE READING
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