Atrial fibrillation after surgical correction of mitral regurgitation in sinus rhythm: incidence, outcome, and determinants.

@article{Kernis2004AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation after surgical correction of mitral regurgitation in sinus rhythm: incidence, outcome, and determinants.},
  author={Steven J. Kernis and Vuyisile T. Nkomo and David Messika-Zeitoun and Bernard J. Gersh and Thoralf M. Sundt and Karla V. Ballman and Christopher G Scott and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 16},
  pages={2320-5}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence, determinants, and outcome of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) are poorly defined but may have important implications for timing of mitral valve surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS In 762 patients in sinus rhythm with no AF history undergoing MR surgical correction, we examined the rates and prognostic implications of postoperative AF for early AF (within 2 weeks postoperatively) and late AF (>2 weeks after surgery). During… CONTINUE READING

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