Relationship of atrial fibrillation and stroke after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: when is anticoagulation indicated?

@article{Kollar2006RelationshipOA,
  title={Relationship of atrial fibrillation and stroke after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: when is anticoagulation indicated?},
  author={Andras C Kollar and Scott D. Lick and Kathleen N Vasquez and Vincent R. Conti},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={515-23}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is considered as a risk factor for stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting operations. METHODS A retrospective search in our hospital's medical record database was done to identify patients with postoperative strokes who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting operations from January 1, 1993, until December 31, 2004. All cases were individually reviewed, and the temporal relationship between neurologic event and postoperative episodes of AF was… CONTINUE READING