Statins prior to CABG reduce the risk of postop AF

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Statins administered prior to cardiac surgery significantly reduced the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation and resulted in a significantly shortened length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to the results of a new meta-analysis. Preoperative statin therapy had no effect on short-term mortality and postoperative stroke rates, however.

[Dr Oliver J Liakopoulos at University of Cologne, Germany in a new review published online April 18, 2012 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews]