Postoperative ventricular arrhythmias after cardiac surgery: immediate- and long-term significance.

@article{BrembillaPerrot2003PostoperativeVA,
  title={Postoperative ventricular arrhythmias after cardiac surgery: immediate- and long-term significance.},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Brembilla-Perrot and Jean-pierre Villemot and Jean-Pierre Carteaux and Annick Haouzi and Dani{\`e}le Amrein and Bruno Sch{\"o}th and Pierre Houriez and Daniel Beurrier and Karim Djaballah and Anne Claire Vançon and Marc Nippert},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2 Pt 1},
  pages={619-25}
}
AF is frequent after cardiac surgery. However, ventricular arrhythmias are less known. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the causes and the prognostic significance of severe ventricular arrhythmias occurring after cardiac surgery. For 10 years, among 2,100 cardiac surgeries, 16 (0.8%) patients (13 men, 3 women; age 49-71 years, mean 62 +/- 9 years) without previous ventricular arrhythmias, with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, and without acute cause of ventricular… CONTINUE READING