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Postoperative new-onset atrial fibrillation (PNAF) is very common after cardiac surgery and postoperative inflammation may contribute to PNAF by inducing atrial dysfunction. Corticosteroids reduce inflammation and may thus reduce atrial dysfunction and PNAF development. This study aimed to determine whether dexamethasone protects against left atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative new-onset atrial fibrillation (PNAF) is the most common complication following cardiac surgery. The inflammatory response, as a potential underlying mechanism, has been extensively studied. In small studies, the white blood cell count (WBC) has been shown to be the only consistent inflammatory marker associated with PNAF. This study(More)
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