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Preoperative statin therapy in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 90 000 patients

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Elmar W. Kuhn, Oliver J. Liakopoulos, Sebastian Stange, Antje-Christin Deppe, Ingo Slottosch, Yeong-Hoon Choi, and Thorsten Wahlers

According to this systematic review, preoperative statin therapy reduces early all-cause mortality, postoperative atrial fibrillation and stay on intensive care unit and in hospital. No effect on myocardial infarction or renal failure was found.

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