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).

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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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