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Do antioxidant vitamins have an anti-arrhythmic effect following cardiac surgery? A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) affects approximately 30% of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. While its pathogenesis is multifactorial, increasing evidence supports a role for oxidative stress in the electrophysiological remodelling associated with AF. Although prophylactic antioxidants appear to be a potentially attractive pharmacotherapy, there is still uncertainty regarding their efficacy. This study aims to provide a quantitative summary of the current e...

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Journal:
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume:
97
Issue:
20
Pages:
1636-1642
Publication date:
2011-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:ae493486-ffda-4ebf-9b1b-46c497e24cf2
Source identifiers:
172087
Local pid:
pubs:172087

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