Usefulness of postoperative atrial fibrillation as an independent predictor for worse early and late outcomes after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (Multicenter Australian study of 19,497 patients)

Akshat Saxena, Diem Dinh, Julian Smith, Gilbert Shardey, Christopher Reid, Andrew Newcomb

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Abstract

Several studies have shown that postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with poorer short- and long-term outcomes after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Nevertheless, there is considerable debate as to whether this reflects an independent association of POAF with poorer outcomes or confounding by other factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219 - 225
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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