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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20121061
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


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.