Statin use is associated with a reduction in atrial fibrillation after noncardiac thoracic surgery independent of C-reactive protein Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Esophagectomy
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • The preoperative use of statins was associated with a protective effect against postoperative AF independent of CRP levels. In contrast to AF in the general population, early markers of inflammation did not predict the postoperative occurrence of AF.

publication date

  • November 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.128.5.3421

PubMed ID

  • 16304294

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3421

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 128

number

  • 5