Corticosteroids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial by Halonen Jari, Halonen Pirjo, Järvinen Otso, Taskinen Panu, Auvinen Tommi, Tarkka Matti, Hippeläinen Mikko, Juvonen Tatu, Hartikainen Juha, Hakala Tapio in JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association (2007). PubMed


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia to occur after cardiac surgery. An exaggerated inflammatory response has been proposed to be one etiological factor.

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