Pre-operative serum VCAM-1 as a biomarker of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting

OBJECTIVE Systemic inflammation is a recognised contributory factor in the pathogenesis of de novo post-operative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. This study aims to determine whether serum soluble vascular endothelial cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) may predict the onset of POAF in patients under going coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS… CONTINUE READING