Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation following Open Cardiac Surgery: Predisposing Factors and Complications.

  title={Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation following Open Cardiac Surgery: Predisposing Factors and Complications.},
  author={Khosrow Hashemzadeh and Mahnaz Dehdilani and Marjan Dehdilani},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular and thoracic research},
  volume={5 3},
INTRODUCTION New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery that has substantial effects on outcomes. The aim of this study is to analyze the risk factors in the pre, intra, and postoperative periods, and evaluate its impact on patients' outcome. METHODS In this prospective study, between March 2007 and February 2011, a total of 1254 patients with preoperative sinus rhythm who underwent open cardiac surgery were included of which 177 (13.6%) had… CONTINUE READING


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