A perspective on postoperative atrial fibrillation.

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Abstract

Some patients develop atrial fibrillation after any type of surgery, some patients develop atrial fibrillation only after cardiac surgery, and still other patients never develop postoperative atrial fibrillation. Despite the inherent difficulty in identifying the causes of postoperative atrial fibrillation, several important observations have been made during the recent past that may play a role in treating or even preventing this common and serious postoperative problem. This communication provides a framework within which the problem of postoperative atrial fibrillation can be evaluated and treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

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