Comparison of Rosuvastatin versus Atorvastatin for Preventing Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation


Abaci O., Kocas C., Oktay V., Yildiz C. E., Kilickesmez K. O., Coskun U., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.16, no.3, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20121061
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) following cardiac surgery is associated with an increased risk of stroke, prolonged hospitalization, and increased costs. Statin therapy is associated with a lower incidence of postoperative AF. We aimed to compare the preventive effects of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin on postoperative AF.