Effective prevention of atrial fibrillation by continuous atrial overdrive pacing after coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Blommaert2000EffectivePO,
  title={Effective prevention of atrial fibrillation by continuous atrial overdrive pacing after coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Dominique Blommaert and Manuel De Las Heras Gonz{\'a}lez and Joseph Mucumbitsi and Olivier Gurn{\'e} and Patrick A. Evrard and Michel Buche and Yves A G Louagie and Philippe M Eucher and Jacques Jamart and Etienne J. Install{\'e} and Luc J M De Roy},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1411-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a specific algorithm with continuous atrial dynamic overdrive pacing to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation occurs in 30% to 40% of patients after cardiac surgery with a peak incidence on the second day. It still represents a challenge for postoperative prevention and treatment and may have medical and cost implications. METHODS Ninety-six… CONTINUE READING