Effect of dexamethasone on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

  title={Effect of dexamethasone on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={J P Yared and Mohamed Bakri and Serpil C Erzurum and Christine S. Moravec and Daniel Laskowski and David R. Van Wagoner and Edward J. Mascha and Julie Thornton},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  volume={21 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of preoperative dexamethasone (DEX) on the occurrence of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-eight adult patients undergoing combined valve and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery were randomized to receive either DEX or placebo. INTERVENTIONS The DEX group received dexamethasone… 

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