Atrial pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiovascular surgery.

@article{Greenberg2000AtrialPF,
  title={Atrial pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiovascular surgery.},
  author={Michael R. Greenberg and Nevin M Katz and Stephen Iuliano and Barbara J Tempesta and Allen J. Solomon},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1416-22}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of atrial pacing in the prevention of atrial fibrillation following cardiovascular surgery. BACKGROUND Although pharmacologic therapy has been used to help prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation, it suffers from limited efficacy and adverse effects. In the nonoperative setting, novel pacing strategies have been shown to reduce recurrences of atrial fibrillation and prolong arrhythmia-free periods in patients with paroxysmal… CONTINUE READING