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Prevention and management of perioperative arrhythmias in the thoracic surgical population.
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PMID:  18456217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although bradyarrhythmias or malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias have been reported in less than 1% of patients following noncardiac surgery, rapid atrial arrhythmias more frequently affect the elderly who undergo thoracic operations. This article focuses on new issues leading to the improved understanding of the pathophysiology and mechanisms of postoperative atrial arrhythmias. It discusses new risk factors and a prediction rule for postthoracotomy atrial fibrillation (AF), reviews prophylaxis and acute therapeutic interventions for postthoracotomy AF, and highlights the most recent recommendations of the American Heart Association Task Force on the management of patients who have AF with emphasis on preventing thromboembolic events.
David Amar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology clinics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1932-2275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273663     Medline TA:  Anesthesiol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-35, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / prevention & control,  therapy*
Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Thoracic Surgical Procedures*
Thromboembolism / prevention & control,  therapy

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