Published in Drug Week, April 27th, 2007
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia to occur after cardiac surgery. The incidence of AF has been reported to range between 20 percent and 40 percent after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and is even higher after heart valve surgery and combined valve and bypass surgery, according to background information in the article. AF is associated with increased illness, including increased risk of stroke and need for additional treatment, with prolonged hospital stay and...
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