N-acetylcysteine for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study

Ozaydin M. , PEKER O., ERDOĞAN D., KAPAN S., Turker Y. , Varol E. , ...More

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, vol.29, no.5, pp.625-631, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehn011
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.625-631


Aims Oxidative stress has recently been implicated in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of antioxidant agent N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on postoperative AF.