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COPPS-2: Perioperative colchicine reduced incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome

August 30, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain — Perioperative use of oral colchicine reduced the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but did not lower the risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation or postoperative pericardial/pleural effusion, according to new data from the COPPS-2 trial.

Colchicine was, however, associated with increased risk for gastrointestinal adverse effects in this patient population, Massimo Imazio, MD, FESC, said during a press conference at the ESC Congress.

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COPPS-2: Perioperative colchicine reduced incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome

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