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Corticosteroids prevent atrial fibrillation after heart surgery

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:823

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. The incidence is up to 40% after coronary artery bypass grafting and even higher after valve replacement and combined valve and bypass surgery. The pathophysiology is not clear, but an …

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