Tracing the origins of postoperative atrial fibrillation: the concept of oxidative stress-mediated myocardial injury phenomenon.

@article{Elahi2008TracingTO,
  title={Tracing the origins of postoperative atrial fibrillation: the concept of oxidative stress-mediated myocardial injury phenomenon.},
  author={Maqsood M. Elahi and Sam Flatman and Bashir Matata},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={735-41}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia associated with coronary artery surgery and is an important factor contributing to postoperative morbidity and mortality. Recently, there is growing evidence that dysregulation of the oxidant-antioxidant balance, inflammatory factors and discordant alteration of energy metabolites may play a significant role in its pathogenesis. DESIGN We evaluated the link between postoperative atrial fibrillation with inflammatory factors and… CONTINUE READING
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