Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery - Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine 222 (Hardback)Jonathan S. Steinberg (editor)
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Experimental studies have led to a greater understanding of the mechanism of atrial fibrillation and potential precipitating factors in the cardiac surgical patient. Prophylactic efforts with beta-blockers, antiarrhythmic drugs and atrial pacing are being used, or are being investigated in clinical trials. New methods of achieving prompt cardioversion with minimal disruption of patient care, and prevention of the thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation, are also important therapeutic initiatives. This text is designed to aid health care professionals in the treatment of their patients in the recovery period after cardiac surgery, and to instigate additional research efforts to limit the occurrence of, and the complications following, this tenacious postoperative arrhythmia.
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 980 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.
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