Journal article

No decrease in incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

Silvana F Marasco, John Goldblatt, Michael McDonald, James Tatoulis

Heart, Lung & Circulation | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: With the introduction of beating heart surgery, there has been a renewed interest in the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). A small number of studies have reported markedly decreased incidences of postoperative AF in patients undergoing off-pump CABG. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to review the incidence of AF in patients undergoing off-pump CABG at Royal Melbourne Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of 80 patients who had elective first-time CABG off-pump over a 16-month period. These patients were matched with 80 patients who underwent CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass (..

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