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"Oral ascorbic acid in combination with beta blockers in prevention of atrial fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft "

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Author(s): Mousavi M | Eslami M | Sattarzadeh Badkoubeh R | Radmehr H | Salehi M | Tavakoli N | Avadi MR

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 64;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Adrenergic beta antagonists

ABSTRACT
Background: Adrenergic beta antagonists are not sufficient to prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This study was designed to evaluate the effect of ascorbic acid as an adjunct to beta-blockers in prevention of post-CABG atrial fibrillation Methods: Patients who were more than 50 years old and scheduled to undergo CABG were included if they were treated with beta-blockers at least 1 week before surgery. Patients with previous history of atrial fibrillation, AV block, heart rate
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