Atrial fibrillation after lung transplantation: timing, risk factors, and treatment.

  title={Atrial fibrillation after lung transplantation: timing, risk factors, and treatment.},
  author={David P. Mason and Dale H Marsh and Joan M. Alster and S Chidamabara Murthy and Ann Marie McNeill and Marie M Budev and Atul C. Mehta and Gosta Bengt Pettersson and Eugene Blackstone},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={84 6},
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common after lung transplantation and can be challenging to manage. Objectives of this study were to determine prevalence and timing of perioperative AF, identify its risk factors, evaluate treatment strategies, assess return to sinus rhythm by hospital discharge, and investigate its impact on outcomes. METHODS From March 1995 to January 2005, 333 patients underwent primary lung transplantation (exclusive of heart and lung transplantation). Data on… CONTINUE READING

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