Preoperative hemoglobin A1c predicts atrial fibrillation after off-pump coronary bypass surgery.

@article{Kinoshita2012PreoperativeHA,
  title={Preoperative hemoglobin A1c predicts atrial fibrillation after off-pump coronary bypass surgery.},
  author={Takeshi Kinoshita and Tohru Asai and Tomoaki Suzuki and Atsushi Kambara and Keiji Matsubayashi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={102-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus has been recognized as a risk factor for mortality and morbidity after coronary bypass grafting, but a significant association between diabetes mellitus and postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been found. Although a recent study demonstrated a potential link between preoperative hemoglobin A1c level and risk of postoperative AF, there has not been sufficient examination of this relationship. We aimed to investigate the association between preoperative… CONTINUE READING
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