Predictors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.

@article{Banach2007PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.},
  author={Maciej Banach and Aleksander Goch and Malgorzata Misztal and Jacek Rysz and Ryszard Jaszewski and Jan Henryk Goch},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={1569-76}
}
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery. This study evaluates the risk factors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients who underwent aortic valve replacement. METHODS The study comprised 300 patients with aortic valve defects of either aortic stenosis (n = 150) or regurgitation (n = 150) who underwent aortic valve replacement. For each patient, 2-mode and Doppler echocardiographic examinations were performed in the preoperative period… CONTINUE READING

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