Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of thoracic epidural anesthesia in preventing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting

@inproceedings{Gu2012MetaanalysisOR,
  title={Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of thoracic epidural anesthesia in preventing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting},
  author={Wan-Jie Gu and Chun-yin Wei and De-Qing Huang and Rui-Xing Yin},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most common complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The goal of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) in preventing POAF in adult patients undergoing CABG. METHODS MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify randomized controlled trails in adult patients undergoing CABG who were randomly assigned to receive general anesthesia plus thoracic… CONTINUE READING
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