Thoracic epidural anesthesia does not influence the occurrence of postoperative sustained atrial fibrillation.

@article{Jidus2001ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic epidural anesthesia does not influence the occurrence of postoperative sustained atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Lena Jid{\'e}us and P O Joachimsson and Mats Stridsberg and Mats Ericson and Hans Tyd{\'e}n and L. {\AA}. Nilsson and Per Blomstr{\"o}m and Carina M Blomstr{\"o}m-Lundqvist},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={65-71}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate whether thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) can reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Forty-one patients undergoing CABG were treated with TEA intraoperatively and postoperatively. Another 80 patients served as the control group. The sympathetic and parasympathetic activities were evaluated by analysis of neuropeptides, catecholamines and heart rate variability (HRV), preoperatively and postoperatively… CONTINUE READING

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