Preoperative Prophylaxis Can Decrease Rates of Atrial Fibrillation in Open Heart Surgery: A Retrospective Study


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Kocogullari C. U. , Emmiler M., Ayva E., Sasirtan T., Eren N., Cekirdekci A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.11, no.3, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20081003
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

Abstract

Background. We investigated the effects of preoperative administration of beta-blockers on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiothoracic surgery and the resulting morbidity and mortality.