Vitamins C and E reduce irregular heartbeat after heart surgery

Do antioxidant vitamins have an anti-arrhythmic effect following cardiac surgery?

Irregular heartbeat affects approximately 30% of patients undergoing heart surgery.
This study evaluated the effect of vitamins on irregular heartbeat after heart surgery.
The investigation included 5 studies and a total of 567 patients, of which 284 received antioxidant vitamins.
The results showed that vitamins C and E significantly reduced the onset of irregular heartbeat after heart surgery.

Further details can be found in the study.
Heart 2011;97:1636-1642 doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300245

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