Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: risk factors and their temporal relationship in prophylactic drug strategy decision.

@article{Mariscalco2008AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: risk factors and their temporal relationship in prophylactic drug strategy decision.},
  author={Giovanni Mariscalco and Karl Gunnar Engstr{\"o}m},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={354-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a vexing problem in cardiac surgery. Our aim was to identify risk factors between surgical procedures, all having cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in common, and how AF contributes to early and late mortality. METHODS Patients were reviewed during a 10-year period, comprising coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG, n=7056), aortic valve replacement (AVR, n=690) and their combination (COMB, n=688). The study assessed 43 variables of which pre… CONTINUE READING