Role of preoperative atorvastatin administration in protection against postoperative atrial fibrillation following conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Sun2011RoleOP,
  title={Role of preoperative atorvastatin administration in protection against postoperative atrial fibrillation following conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Yifeng Sun and Qiang Ji and Yunqing Mei and Xisheng Wang and Jing Feng and Jianzhi Cai and Liangjie Chi},
  journal={International heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={7-11}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common postoperative arrhythmias in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative atorvastatin on postoperative atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass (CCABG). One hundred consecutive patients undergoing elective CCABG, without history of AF or previous statin treatment, were enrolled and randomly assigned to a statin… CONTINUE READING

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