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STICS: Statin therapy did not reduce complications after cardiac surgery

September 5, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain — High-dose statin treatment just before and after cardiac surgery did not reduce the rate of postoperative in-hospital complications, according to findings from the STICS trial.

“Previous small randomized trials had suggested that postoperative statin therapy might halve the likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, as well as preventing damage to the heart muscle and kidney failure,” investigator Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, said in a press release. “We expected there to be beneficial results in STICS, [which was] twice as big as all the previous trials combined and involved particularly careful and systematic assessment of postoperative complications. Despite this, we found no evidence of benefit from perioperative statin therapy.”

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