[Incidence and predictors of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting in the Negev--are we different from the rest of the world?]. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a common problem after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). AF increases the risk for stroke and is associated with increased length of hospitalization and mortality. AIM: This study aimed to determine incidence, timing and predictors of post CABG AF in a prospectively evaluated cohort of patients undergoing CABG in the Negev. METHODS: Preoperative clinical data, intraoperative, intensive care and postoperative events including AF episodes were prospectively evaluated in 156 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008