Usefulness of dofetilide for the prevention of atrial tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation or flutter) after coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Serafimovski2008UsefulnessOD,
  title={Usefulness of dofetilide for the prevention of atrial tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation or flutter) after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Nenad Serafimovski and Peter Burke and Owais A Khawaja and Milan Sekulic and Christian Machado},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 11},
  pages={1574-9}
}
Postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmias (POAT) were a common complication in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and were associated with increased morbidity and hospital length of stay (LOS). Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic that was never tested as a preventative therapy during the perioperative period. The aim of this study was to assess whether perioperative dofetilide is an effective and safe therapy for the prevention of POAT, with a decrease in LOS. A double-blind, randomized… CONTINUE READING