Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: risk analysis and long-term survival

@inproceedings{Helgadottir2012AtrialFF,
  title={Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: risk analysis and long-term survival},
  author={Solveig Helgadottir and Martin I. Sigurdsson and Inga L{\'a}ra Ingvarsd{\'o}ttir and Dav{\'i}eth O Arnar and T{\'o}mas Gudbjartsson},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND We studied potential risk factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in a large cohort of patients who underwent open-heart surgery, evaluating short- and long-term outcome, and we developed a risk-assessment model of POAF. METHODS A retrospective study of 744 patients without prior history of AF who underwent CABG (n = 513), OPCAB (n = 207), and/or AVR (n = 156) at Landspitali Hospital in 2002-2006. Logistic regression analysis was used to study risk factors for POAF… CONTINUE READING