Atrial fibrillation early postoperatively following minimally invasive cardiac valvular surgery.

@article{Asher1999AtrialFE,
  title={Atrial fibrillation early postoperatively following minimally invasive cardiac valvular surgery.},
  author={Craig Asher and J M Dimengo and Kristopher L E Arheart and Mathias Max Weber and Richard A. Grimm and Eugene Blackstone and Delos M. Cosgrove and Mina K. Chung},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={744-7, A9}
}
We report a cohort of our first 100 minimally invasive cardiac valvular operations matched 1:1 by age and valvular surgery type with patients undergoing a traditional midline sternotomy approach. The prevalence of postoperative atrial fibrillation among patients with minimally invasive procedures versus traditional midline sternotomy was 26.3% versus 38.0%, respectively (p = 0.08). Neither multiple logistic regression nor Kaplan-Meier distribution analysis identified differences in… CONTINUE READING