Comparison of the efficacy of metoprolol and carvedilol for preventing atrial fibrillation after coronary bypass surgery.

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs frequently after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and often results in prolonged postsurgical hospital stays and increased mortality and morbidity. Beta blockers are known to prevent postoperative AF. In this prospective study, we investigated the efficacy of carvedilol compared with metoprolol succinate in… (More)

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