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The risk of arrhythmias following coronary artery bypass surgery: Do smokers have a paradox effect?

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


Smoking is reported to increase the risk of arrhythmias. However, there are limited data on its effects on arrhythmias following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This is a retrospective review of a prospective database of all CABG patients over an eight-year period. Our cohort (ns2813) was subdivided into: current (ns1169), former (ns837), and non-smokers (ns807). Predictors of arrhythmias following CABG in relation to smoking status were analysed. Atrial arrhythmias occurred in 942...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2010.242586


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