Red cell distribution width predicts new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Erta2013RedCD,
  title={Red cell distribution width predicts new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={G{\"o}khan Ertaş and Cemalettin Aydin and Osman S{\"o}nmez and Ercan Erdoğan and Murat Turfan and Abdurrahman Taşal and Ahmet Bacaksiz and Mehmet Akif Vatankulu and H{\"u}seyin Uyarel and Mehmet Ergelen and Rahmi Zeybek and {\"O}mer G{\"o}ktekin},
  journal={Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={132-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been associated with poor outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the role of RDW in prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We aimed to investigate the relation between the RDW and postoperative AF in patients undergoing CABG. METHODS A total of 132 patients undergoing nonemergency CABG were included in the study. Patients with previous atrial… CONTINUE READING