Pharmacologic prophylaxis for postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmia in general thoracic surgery: Evidence from randomized clinical trials Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Premedication
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • Calcium-channel blockers and beta-blockers are effective in reducing postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmia. The use of these medications should be individualized, and possible adverse events of beta-blockers should be taken into account. Randomized clinical trials do not support the use of digitalis in general thoracic surgery. The value of magnesium as a supplement to a main prophylactic regimen should be explored.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2004.07.042

PubMed ID

  • 15867772

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 997

end page

  • 1005

volume

  • 129

number

  • 5