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Effect of preoperative atrial fibrillation on postoperative outcome following cardiac surgery

Al-Sarraf, Nael; Thalib, Lukman; Hughes, Ann Maree; Tolan, Michael; Young, Vincent; McGovern, Eillish


Atrial fibrillation remains the commonest arrhythmia encountered in cardiac surgery. Data on the effect of preoperative atrial fibrillation on postoperative outcome remain limited. We sought to assess the effects preoperative atrial fibrillation on patients' outcome following cardiac surgery. This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected departmental data of all patients who underwent cardiac surgery over 8-year period. Our cohort consisted of 3777 consecutive patients divided into...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice
DOI: 10.1155/2012/272384


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