ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The role of C-reactive protein on detection of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Selen Öztürk1, İbrahim Öztürk2, Seher İlhan3, Alper Özgür1
1Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
3Uludağ üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10082
Background: In this review, we aimed to analyze the efficacy of C-reactive protein levels measured in preoperative period on detection of postoperative atrial fibrillation developing after cardiac surgery.

Methods: Literature screening was performed at Pubmed database without date limitation. The results of trials were evaluated with random or fixed effect model according to the heterogenity. The statistical evaluation was performed by using Comprehensive Meta Analysis version 2 software.

Results: Twenty-five articles containing the inclusion criteria and a total of 4,058 patients were included to the meta-analysis. Effect sizes were heterogeneous (Q=135.80, df(Q)=24, p=0.00, I2=82.32%). Results of analysis according to random effect model were OR=1.52, 95% CI 1.11-2.06, Z=4.48 and p<0.05.

Conclusion: The analysis results showed that levels of preoperative standard serum C-reactive protein, not high sensitivity C-reactive protein, were associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation developing after cardiac surgery.

Keywords : Atrial fibrillation; C-reactive protein; cardiac surgery; postoperative
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