Atrial fibrillation after pulmonary transplantation: incidence, impact on mortality, treatment effectiveness, and risk factors.

@article{Henri2012AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation after pulmonary transplantation: incidence, impact on mortality, treatment effectiveness, and risk factors.},
  author={Christine Henri and Genevi{\`e}ve Giraldeau and Marc Dorais and Alexis-Simon Cloutier and François Girard and Nicolas O Noiseux and Pasquale Ferraro and St{\'e}phane Rinfret},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common after thoracic surgery. Limited data exist concerning the incidence of AF, its impact on mortality, the effectiveness of therapy, and the risk factors of AF after pulmonary transplantation. METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed the medical files of 224 consecutive lung transplant recipients who underwent surgery over a 10-year period at a large Canadian center. We collected patient characteristics, in-hospital treatments, and outcomes. Time-to-event… CONTINUE READING
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