Postoperative Rhythm Disorders After Adult Cardiac Surgery

  • Majid Haghjoo


New-onset arrhythmias are a common complication of cardiac surgery. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia encountered postoperatively, although ventricular arrhythmias and conduction disturbances can also occur. Postoperative arrhythmias are an important cause of increased morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and higher medical costs. Prophylactic pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are highly useful in avoiding these problems.


Postoperative Cardiac surgery Rhythm disorder Supraventricular Ventricular Bradycardia 



American College of Cardiology Foundation


Atrial fibrillation


Atrial flutter


American Heart Association


Atrial tachycardia




Atrioventricular block


Biatrial pacing


Coronary artery bypass grafting


European Society of Cardiology


Premature ventricular complex


Sinus node dysfunction


Ventricular arrhythmia


Ventricular tachycardia


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Majid Haghjoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research CenterIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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