Effect of statins on atrial fibrillation: collaborative meta-analysis of published and unpublished evidence from randomised controlled trials.
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether statins can reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of published and unpublished results from larger scale statin trials, with comparison of the findings against the published results from smaller scale or shorter duration studies. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, and Cochrane's CENTRAL up to October 2010. Unpublished data from longer term trials were obtained through contact with investigators. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised controlled trials c...Expand abstract
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