This study addressed the question of whether oral intake of vitamin C can reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. One hundred patients were studied and divided into two groups. Group 1 received 2 g of oral vitamin C before surgery and 500 mg of vitamin C 2 times daily for up to 5 days after surgery. The other group received nothing. Results showed that participants in group 1 required significantly shorter hospital stays than study participants in group 2. The researchers concluded that vitamin C is a safe and effective agent for reducing postoperative atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Further details can be found in the study.
Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Nader Majidi, Alireza Rahmani, Behnam Asgari, Yousef Rezaei