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ARMYDA-3 Study Shows Statins Reduce Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

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ARMYDA-3 Study Shows Statins Reduce Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
ARMYDA-3 Study Shows Statins Reduce Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
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Germano Di Sciascio
Germano Di Sciascio, Campus Biomedico University of Rome
American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session March 11-14, 2006, Atlanta
The anti-inflammatory action of statins may be causing yet another benefit in heart patients: a reduction of atrial fibrillation risk after surgery. The ARMYDA-3 study enrolled patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting, or valve surgery and randomised them to receive 40 mg of atorvastatin or placebo. The results showed a significant reduction of AF in the statin-treated group.
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