Role of endogenous adenosine in atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft.

BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common complication following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). The mechanism of AF after CABG is not well defined; however, it is suggested that endogenous adenosine, released in response to tissue hypoxia, may play a mechanistic role in these arrhythmias. HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to… CONTINUE READING