تاثیرات متیل پردنیزولون در جراحی پیوند شریان کرونر

Abstract:
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiothoracic surgery. AF following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is associated with an increase in morbidity, mortality, hemodynamic instability, thromboembolic events, severity of heart failure and ICU and hospital stay. Corticosteroids have a variety of beneficial effects on recovery after elective surgery. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that low dose of Methylprednisolone (MP) can affect post-CABG AF and early complications in patients with severe left ventricle dysfunction who underwent elective off-pump coronary artery bypass. our findings showed that MP did not affect postoperative bleeding, infection, vomiting, renal and respiratory dysfunction and mortality; however, MP significantly reduced ICU and hospital length of stay. MP did not affect the incidence, duration and frequency of AF recurrence in patients with severe LV dysfunction undergoing off-pump CABG. However, MP could reduce ICU and hospital stay significantly in these patients.