whether corticosteroids PREVENT or CAUSE new-onset atrial arrhythmias

Experts are debating whether corticosteroids PREVENT or CAUSE new-onset atrial arrhythmias.

It depends on how the steroid is being used.

On the one hand, short-term steroids seem to prevent atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. The theory is they prevent inflammation which may trigger atrial fib.

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