Journal article

Preoperative Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Is Not Associated With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

Rohan Navani, Arul Baradi, Kuo Lin Colin Huang, David Jin, Yuxin Jiao, Jacqueline K Nguyen, Zachary C Ellis, Andrew E Newcomb, Andrew M Wilson

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and is associated with increased short-term and long-term mortality. While the precise etiology of POAF remains unclear, inflammation is a known contributing factor. Preliminary studies have suggested that an elevated preoperative platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), an inexpensive and readily available novel inflammatory biomarker, may be associated with increased incidence of POAF after CABG. This study sought to further investigate this hypothesis. METHODS: The study cohort included all patients undergoing isolated CABG, with no prior history of arrhythmia, who were op..

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