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Postoperative Rhythm Disorders After Adult Cardiac Surgery

  • Majid Haghjoo
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Postoperative Cardiac surgery Rhythm disorder Supraventricular Ventricular Bradycardia 

Abbreviations

ACCF

American College of Cardiology Foundation

AF

Atrial fibrillation

AFL

Atrial flutter

AHA

American Heart Association

AT

Atrial tachycardia

AV

Atrioventricular

AVB

Atrioventricular block

BiA

Biatrial pacing

CABG

Coronary artery bypass grafting

ESC

European Society of Cardiology

PVC

Premature ventricular complex

SND

Sinus node dysfunction

VA

Ventricular arrhythmia

VT

Ventricular tachycardia

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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