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Amiodarone protects diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting equally



Amiodarone protects diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting equally



Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal 42(3): 173-177



To evaluate amiodarone prophylaxis in diabetics and non-diabetics. Further to clarify whether the risk of developing atrial fibrillation is higher for diabetics than non-diabetic patients, and to evaluate whether the diabetic status has any influence on the length of in-hospital stay. Subgroup analysis within a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial. At 30 days of follow-up atrial fibrillation was equally frequent among diabetics (22%) and non-diabetics (17%) (p =0.41). The length of in-hospital stay for diabetics was prolonged with 25% (9%; 45%). The prophylactic amiodarone was found equally efficient in diabetics and non-diabetics, as the relative risk ratios were 1.2 (0.4-5.4) and 2.0 (0.3-12.5), respectively. Diabetics and non-diabetics had the same effect of the amiodarone prophylaxis regime. Atrial fibrillation developed equally among diabetics and non-diabetics, but the length of stay was prolonged for diabetics.

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PMID: 18569948

DOI: 10.1080/14017430701798820


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