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Effect of statins on atrial fibrillation: collaborative meta-analysis of published and unpublished evidence from randomised controlled trials.

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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 DESIGN: Meta-analysis of published and unpublished results from larger scale statin trials, with comparison of the findings against the published results from smaller scale or shorter duration studies.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 Unpublished data from longer term trials were obtained through contact with investigators.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...

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10.1136/bmj.d1250

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
342
Issue:
mar16 2
Pages:
d1250
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:d699dac2-3529-4c2b-9b1a-c278f5e25494
Source identifiers:
164915
Local pid:
pubs:164915

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