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Current Pharmaceutical Design

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ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Colchicine in Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation: A Review

Author(s): Dimitrios A. Vrachatis*, Charalampos Kossyvakis, Christos Angelidis, Vasiliki Panagopoulou, Eleni K. Sarri, Sotiria Giotaki, Gerasimos Siasos, Manolis Vavuranakis and Spyridon G. Deftereos

Volume 24 , Issue 6 , 2018

Page: [695 - 701] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180115102516

Price: $65

Abstract

Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a frequent entity increasing hospitalization duration, stroke and mortality. In the recent years, a few studies have sought to investigate the potential effect of colchicine in POAF prevention after cardiac surgery or catheter pulmonary vein isolation for AF. In the present review article, we intend to provide a synopsis of clinical practice guidelines, summarize and critically approach current evidence for or against colchicine as a means of POAF prevention.

Keywords: Cardiac surgery, pulmonary vein isolation, AF, AFib, colchicines, Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF).


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