Preoperative statin therapy in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 90,000 patients.

@article{Kuhn2014PreoperativeST,
  title={Preoperative statin therapy in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 90,000 patients.},
  author={Elmar W. Kuhn and Oliver J. Liakopoulos and Sebastian Stange and A. Deppe and Ingo Slottosch and Yeong-Hoon Choi and Thorsten Wahlers},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          17-26; discussion 26
        }
}
The objective of this systematic literature review with meta-analysis was to determine the strength of evidence for a preoperative statin on the reduction of adverse postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Randomized controlled (RCT) and observational trials were searched in online databases that reported about the effects of preoperative statin therapy on major adverse clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery. Analysed outcomes included early all-cause mortality… CONTINUE READING

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