Concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery for people undergoing cardiac surgery

Mark D. Huffman*, S. Chris Malaisrie, Kunal N. Karmali

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

CLINICAL QUESTION: Should patients with preoperative atrial fibrillation who are undergoing cardiac surgery undergo concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery? BOTTOM LINE: There is moderate-quality evidence that concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery approximately doubles the likelihood of freedom from atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, or atrial tachycardia while not receiving antiarrhythmic medications at least 3 months after the procedure with a small absolute increase in needing a permanent pacemaker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-335
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA cardiology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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