[Follow-up study of atrial fibrillation associated with mitral stenosis after D-C cardioversion following open mitral commissurotomy].

We studied cardiac rhythm in 167 patients with mitral stenosis following open mitral commissurotomy in the last 7 years. After surgery 76 patients (72%) out of 106 patients who presented atrial fibrillation before surgery were reverted back to sinus rhythm by D-C cardioversion. Forty-three patients (41%) maintained sinus rhythm at the time of discharge from… (More)