Misagh Bastani1, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi1, Masih Shafa2, Simin Azemati1, Behzad Maghsoodi1, Elham Asadpour1
1 Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Context: Atorvastatin is considered as lipid reductive drugs with anti-inflammatory and pleotherapic effects in coronary artery bypass graph (CABG).
Aim: This study is conducted to evaluate the effects of atorvastatin in CABG.
Setting and Design: Patients with a coronary bypass graph procedure in Nemazee hospital in Shiraz were divided into two 50-groups receiving high-dose (80 mg) and low-dose (20 mg) atorvastatin.
Materials and Methods: Troponin I, creatinine kinase-MB (CK-MB), atrial fibrillation (AF) after CABG, duration of mechanical ventilation, inotrope duration of consumption, blood sugar profile, liver and renal function, death during 30 days of CABG, MACE (major advance cardiac events) during admission in ICU, and 1 month follow up were surveyed.
Statistical Analysis: Collected data were analyzed by independent and paired t-test and Chi square.
Results: AST was increased, ALT, ALK-P after CABG were decreased, and urine volume in the second day of admission in ICU was increased in the high-dose group. There was an increase and following decrease in blood sugar of patients in the high-dose after CABG. An inflammatory marker after CABG was raised in both groups, ck-mb had an increase, and then followed by a reduction. Troporin had no significant differences between groups. Patients with high-dose atorvastatin had better glomerular filtration rate and renal performance. Along with decreasing AF in the case group, hemodynamics' disorder reduced and there was less bleeding.
Conclusion: According to the above, it seems that a short-time prescription of high dose of atorvastatin in CABG can lead to better renal function, decreasing of arrhythmia and AF.
Mohammad Bagher Khosravi
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Nemazee Hospital, Postal Code: 71937-11351, Shiraz
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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