Atrial fibrillation, blood loss, and transfusion in patients with left ventricular dysfunction: what is the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass?

Abstract

Despite advancements in surgical technique, intensive care methods and pharmaceutical prophylaxis atrial fibrillation (AF) after on-pump coronary artery bypass remains common. Transfusion, blood loss, and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been identified as risk factors for AF and adverse outcomes such as early mortality. This study examines outcomes in… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31825cb055

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