Predictors and impact of postoperative atrial fibrillation on patients' outcomes: a report from the Randomized On Versus Off Bypass trial.

@article{Almassi2012PredictorsAI,
  title={Predictors and impact of postoperative atrial fibrillation on patients' outcomes: a report from the Randomized On Versus Off Bypass trial.},
  author={G Hossein Almassi and Sharon A Pecsi and Joseph F. Collins and Annie Laurie W Shroyer and Marco A. Zenati and Frederick L. Grover},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={93-102}
}
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine the predictors of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in patients randomized to conventional coronary artery bypass graft (on-pump coronary artery bypass [ONCAB]) versus beating heart coronary surgery (off-pump coronary artery bypass [OPCAB]). METHODS The subgroup of 2103 patients (of 2203 enrollees) in the Randomized On Versus Off Bypass trial with no POAF was studied (1056 patients in the ONCAB group and 1047 patients in the OPCAB group… CONTINUE READING