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Postoperative atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18060999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. It is associated with an increase in morbidity, length of hospital stay, and mortality. Patients who are at higher risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation should receive prophylactic treatment. Atrial fibrillation usually resolves spontaneously after heart rate is controlled; however, if patients are highly symptomatic or hemodynamically unstable, sinus rhythm should be restored by electrical or pharmacologic cardioversion. Patients with atrial fibrillation of more than 48 hours should receive antithrombotic therapy for thromboembolism prevention.
Krit Jongnarangsin; Hakan Oral
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-19     Revised Date:  2009-06-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-99, x-xi     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*,  prevention & control
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Republished in:
Cardiol Clin. 2009 Feb;27(1):69-78, viii   [PMID:  19111765 ]

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