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The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure is high, but data about the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with chronic AF are scarce. In(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients scheduled for elective open-heart surgery is a well-known phenomenon. The cut and sew Maze procedure or variant Maze procedures abolish AF(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmias (POATs) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are reported in 11% to 40% of patients. Several etiologic factors are mentioned. Prophylactic(More)