Vitamin-C benefits post cardiac surgery

The discussion of the Linus Pauling vitamin C/lysine invention for chronic scurvy

Moderator: ofonorow

ofonorow
Ascorbate Wizard
Ascorbate Wizard
Posts: 12879
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:16 pm
Location: Lisle, IL
Contact:

Vitamin-C benefits post cardiac surgery

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:38 am

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/every-heart-counts/vitamin-c-benefits-post-cardiac-surgery/articleshow/61975539.cms


A significant body of evidence suggests that antioxidant vitamins, especially vitamin C, have an important role in preventing a number of complications after certain operations, including cardiac surgery.


The incidence of irregular heartbeat is as high as 30% in patients undergoing heart surgery and is partly attributed to oxidative stress. Measures that can render protection against the increased risk of atrial fibrillation after a cardiac surgery are essential. Antioxidants that potentially relieve the oxidative stress might be useful alternatives to tackle such concerns.


A researcher duo reviewed the existing studies related to vitamin C (known to be a powerful antioxidant) to understand its role in prevention of atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients. The review included 15 studies involving 2050 patients who had undergone cardiac surgery. While five of these studies showed no protective effect of vitamin C against atrial fibrillation, nine studies demonstrated that use of vitamin C reduced the risk of developing post-operative atrial fibrillation by 44%.


Vitamin C thus seems to be a safe and low-cost essential nutrient to have a valuable role in the management of cardiac surgery patients.
Owen R. Fonorow, Follow #OWENRFONOROW at twitter

Return to “Linus Pauling's Vitamin C/Lysine Therapy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 4 guests