Prediction of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis: identification of potential risk factors.

BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery. The study aim was to identify preoperative predictors of risk for this condition in patients with aortic stenosis after aortic valve replacement. METHODS The influence of clinical, echocardiographic and 24 h electrocardiogram (ECG… CONTINUE READING