Hemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass does not decrease the incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in 20%-50% of patients after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Corticosteroids are reported to decrease the incidence of postoperative AF, presumably by attenuating inflammation caused by surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We hypothesized that hemofiltration during CPB… (More)
DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181c76bd3

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