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|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 512
Incidence and risk factors for development of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass
Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||11-Jun-2019|
Dr. Sona Dave
Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Dave S. Incidence and risk factors for development of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:512
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Dave S. Incidence and risk factors for development of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 17];63:512. Available from: http://www.ijaweb.org/text.asp?2019/63/6/512/259944
Thank you for taking interest in the article and sending comments across. Post operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common perioperative arrhythmia which may develop as a result of adrenergic stimulation or systemic inflammation in the perioperative period in the presence of susceptible myocardium or electrolyte abnormalities. Though postoperative inflammation is a major cause of POAF. since we had not tested any of the markers for inflammation, it had not been included in the study.
Hidayet et al. in their study stated that three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography can be used as a noninvasive method to show subclinical atrial volume and mechanical dysfunction in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft. Also, blood levels of NT-pro ANP in POAF group are increased in patients developing POAF. Neither 3D echos nor NT-pro ANP are done for our patients. They would have been useful predictive tools for development of POAF.
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