In this meta-analysis of 15 RCTs, peri-operative statins reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery by 44%, reduced the risk of MI by 47%, and reduced the LOS, but not not the rate of mortality or ICU LOS. Based on accumulating evidence peri-operative statin reduce peri-operative cardiac events (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.