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Prevention of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Adult Cardiac Surgery

  • Jamie M. Eridon
  • Mark K. FergusonEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach book series (DDSURGERY)

Abstract

This chapter examines four of the most common drugs used in the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery. The pros and cons of each are weighed, and their effectiveness evaluated based on the best available studies. Finally, the authors’ personal view of the data and how we incorporate it into our practice is reviewed.

Keywords

Postoperative atrial fibrillation Cardiac surgery Arrhythmia Beta blocker Amiodarone Sotalol Magnesium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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