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The association between previous statin use and development of atrial fibrillation in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  19106009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To examine the association between statin use and the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: From a total of 1000 patients presenting with ACS 241 were on and 759 were not on statin. An AF episode was accepted as endpoint. RESULTS: The incidence of AF was less frequent in statin group compared to non-statin group (5% vs 10%, respectively, p=0.01). Independent predictors of AF were left atrial diameter, use of statin, age, hypertension, previous AF and use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. CONCLUSIONS: In ACS patients, statin treatment was associated with lower incidence of AF.
Mehmet Ozaydin; Yasin Turker; Dogan Erdogan; Mustafa Karabacak; Abdullah Dogan; Ercan Varol; Emel Gonul; Ahmet Altinbas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  141     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / epidemiology*
Age Factors
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers / therapeutic use
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation / epidemiology*
Heart Atria / ultrasonography
Heart Failure / epidemiology
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Hypertension / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Stroke Volume
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers; 0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

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