Effects of posterior pericardiotomy on the incidence of pericardial effusion and atrial fibrillation after coronary revascularization.

@article{Ekim2006EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of posterior pericardiotomy on the incidence of pericardial effusion and atrial fibrillation after coronary revascularization.},
  author={Hasan Ekim and Veysel Kutay and Abd{\"u}ssemet Hazar and Hakan Akbayrak and Halil Başel and Mustafa Tuncer},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={CR431-4}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to assess the efficacy of posterior pericardiotomy in decreasing the prevalence of pericardial effusion and postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIAL/METHODS The study was performed in 100 patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) between October 2003 and July 2005. They were randomized to receive posterior pericardiotomy (Group A) or no posterior pericardiotomy (Group B). A 4-cm… CONTINUE READING
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