Impact of atrial fibrillation on long-term survival following oesophagectomy: a 21-year observational study.

@article{Wells2018ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of atrial fibrillation on long-term survival following oesophagectomy: a 21-year observational study.},
  author={Cameron I Wells and Jason P. Robertson and Sandra Campbell and Fadhel Al-Herz and Bruce Rhind and Mike Young},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={E268-E272}
}
BACKGROUND Post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of oesophagectomy and thought to signal a complicated post-operative course. AF is associated with prolonged admissions, increased healthcare costs and inpatient mortality. However, the impact of post-operative AF on long-term outcomes remains uncertain. METHODS Patients undergoing open Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy from 1994 to 2014 at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, were retrospectively evaluated. Demographic… CONTINUE READING
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