Cleve Clin J Med 2022 06 1;89(6):329-335. Epub 2022 Jun 1.
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Interventional Cardiology Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
New-onset post-cardiac surgery atrial fibrillation (PCSAF) is a frequent complication with estimated incidence of 17% to 64%, depending on type of surgery. It is associated with higher mortality, morbidity, and predisposition to stroke and systemic embolism postoperatively. Standard care involves rate or rhythm control, in addition to antithrombotic therapy in those with history of stroke, transient ischemic attack, or high risk of systemic thromboembolism. Read More