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Post-operative atrial fibrillation: a maze of mechanisms

Europace : European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology : Journal of the Working Groups on Cardiac Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology

Aug 9, 2011

Bart MaesenUlrich Schotten

Abstract

Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most frequent complications of cardiac surgery and an important predictor of patient morbidity as well as of prolonged hospitalization. It significantly increases costs for hospitalization. Insights into the pathophysiological fact...read more

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Congenital Structural Myopathy
Morbidity Aspects
Reinforcing Factors
Discipline of Heart Surgery
Right Atrial Structure
Etiology
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Conduction System
Aging
Inflammation
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Post-operative atrial fibrillation: a maze of mechanisms

Europace : European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology : Journal of the Working Groups on Cardiac Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology

Aug 9, 2011

Bart MaesenUlrich Schotten

PMID: 21821851

DOI: 10.1093/europace/eur208

Abstract

Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most frequent complications of cardiac surgery and an important predictor of patient morbidity as well as of prolonged hospitalization. It significantly increases costs for hospitalization. Insights into the pathophysiological fact...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Congenital Structural Myopathy
Morbidity Aspects
Reinforcing Factors
Discipline of Heart Surgery
Right Atrial Structure
Etiology
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Conduction System
Aging
Inflammation

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Cardiovascular Inflammation

Inflammation plays a significant role in the development of cardiovascular diseases, an understanding of these endogenous processes is critical for evaluating the risks and potential treatment strategies. Discover the latest research on cardiovascular inflammation here.

Heart Rhythm & Arrythmias

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