Prevention of post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) atrial fibrillation: efficacy of prophylactic beta-blockers in the modern era: a meta-analysis of latest randomized controlled trials.

@article{Khan2013PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) atrial fibrillation: efficacy of prophylactic beta-blockers in the modern era: a meta-analysis of latest randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Muhammad Fahad Khan and Christopher S. Wendel and Mohammed Reza Movahed},
  journal={Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={58-68}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) is a common complication of open heart surgery and ACC/AHA guidelines strongly recommend the use of prophylactic beta-blockers (BB) for its prevention. Several recent studies, however, have failed to show the desired protective effects of BB against post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) AF. As the protocols of CABG, medical management of CAD (coronary artery disease) and demographic features of the patients undergoing open heart surgery have… CONTINUE READING