Colchicine for prevention of post-cardiac procedure atrial fibrillation: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

TitleColchicine for prevention of post-cardiac procedure atrial fibrillation: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
JournalInternational journal of cardiology
Volume243
Pagination258-262
Date Published2017 Sep 15
ISSN0167-5273
AbstractDevelopment of atrial fibrillation after certain cardiac procedures is a common medical problem. The inflammatory process plays an important role in the pathogenesis of post-cardiac procedure atrial fibrillation (PCP-AF). Colchicine, a potent anti-inflammatory agent, has been used in several studies to reduce the risk of PCP-AF. This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to assess the efficacy of colchicine in prevention of PC-PAF.
URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0167-5273(17)30521-1
DOI10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.04.022
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28747027?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleInt J Cardiol