Impact of coronary collateral circulation and severity of coronary artery disease in the development of postoperative atrial fibrillation.


Sahin I., Ozkaynak B., Karabulut A. , Avci I. I. , Okuyan E., Mert B., ...More

Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, vol.19, no.3, pp.394-7, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/icvts/ivu158
  • Title of Journal : Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.394-7

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery has been reported to be approximately 30%, making it one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality post surgery. Although various clinical and laboratory predictors and underlying mechanisms progressing to postoperative AF have been proposed, the role of ischaemia in pathogenesis is doubtful. In this study, the association of coronary collateral circulation (CCC) and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) with the development of postoperative AF was investigated.