Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Q: All of the following have shown to decrease post cardiac surgery atrial fibrillation?

A) Statins
B) Corticosteroids
C) Magnesium
D) N-acetylcysteine
E) All of the above

Answer:  E 

Post cardiac surgery Atrial Fibrillation is associated with a higher incidence of heart failure, stroke, prolonged hospital stay, and increased costs. Beside using B-blockers, Amiodarone and Atrial pacing, many other treatments have been studied and found to have effect on it.

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