Interventions on prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing heart surgery: a meta-analysis.

@article{Crystal2002InterventionsOP,
  title={Interventions on prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing heart surgery: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Eugene Crystal and Stuart J. Connolly and Khaled M Sleik and Tracy J Ginger and Salim Yusuf},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          75-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery and has been associated with increased incidence of other complications and increased hospital length of stay (LOS). Prevention of AF is a reasonable clinical goal, and, consequently, many randomized trials have evaluated the effectiveness of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for prevention of AF. To better understand the role of various prophylactic therapies against postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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