Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, July 7th, 2006
Study 1: Age and variables related to heart disease severity are predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF). The tree-based method may be a useful tool for clinicians who seek to determine who is more or less likely to benefit from aggressive arrhythmia prophylaxis.
A recent report from the United States notes, "Knowledge of the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) can guide decisions about prophylactic therapy. Accordingly, we sought to use tree-based methods to stratify patients into groups that will have...
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