Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

@article{Virani2008PreoperativeST,
  title={Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a decrease in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.},
  author={Salim S Virani and Vijay Nambi and Mehdi Razavi and Van Olst Terry Lee and Macarthur A. Elayda and James M Wilson and Christie M. Ballantyne},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={
          541-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery is associated with significant morbidity. We investigated whether preoperative statin therapy was associated with decreased incidence of postoperative AF in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, including isolated valve surgery and patients with low ejection fraction (EF). METHODS A retrospective study of consecutive patients without history of AF (n = 4044) who underwent cardiac surgeries at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston, TX… CONTINUE READING
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