Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery

Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay?

Steven Borzak, James E. Tisdale, Neeta B. Amin, A. David Goldberg, Diane Frank, I. Desmond Padhi, Robert Higgins

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Study objectives: The goal of this study was to determine whether prolonged hospital stay associated with atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is attributable to the characteristics of patients who develop this arrhythmia or to the rhythm disturbance itself. Design: An investigation was conducted through a prospective case series. Setting: Patients were from a single urban teaching hospital. Participants: Consecutive patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery between December 1994 and May 1996 were included in the study. Interventions: No interventions were involved. Results: Of 436 patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery, 101 (23%) developed AF. AF patients were older and more likely to have obstructive lung disease than patients without AF, but both patients with and without AF had similar left ventricular function and extent of coronary disease. ICU and hospital stays were longer in patients with AF. Multivariate analysis, adjusted for age, gender, and race, demonstrated that postoperative hospital stay was 9.2±5.3 days in patients with AF and 6.4±5.3 days in patients without AF (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1489-1491
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume113
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Length of Stay
Coronary Artery Bypass
Transplants
Obstructive Lung Diseases
Atrial Flutter
Urban Hospitals
Left Ventricular Function
Teaching Hospitals
Coronary Disease
Multivariate Analysis

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Resource utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Borzak, S., Tisdale, J. E., Amin, N. B., Goldberg, A. D., Frank, D., Padhi, I. D., & Higgins, R. (1998). Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery: Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay? Chest, 113(6), 1489-1491.

Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery : Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay? / Borzak, Steven; Tisdale, James E.; Amin, Neeta B.; Goldberg, A. David; Frank, Diane; Padhi, I. Desmond; Higgins, Robert.

In: Chest, Vol. 113, No. 6, 1998, p. 1489-1491.

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Borzak, S, Tisdale, JE, Amin, NB, Goldberg, AD, Frank, D, Padhi, ID & Higgins, R 1998, 'Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery: Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay?', Chest, vol. 113, no. 6, pp. 1489-1491.
Borzak S, Tisdale JE, Amin NB, Goldberg AD, Frank D, Padhi ID et al. Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery: Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay? Chest. 1998;113(6):1489-1491.
Borzak, Steven ; Tisdale, James E. ; Amin, Neeta B. ; Goldberg, A. David ; Frank, Diane ; Padhi, I. Desmond ; Higgins, Robert. / Atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery : Does the arrhythmia or the characteristics of the patients prolong hospital stay?. In: Chest. 1998 ; Vol. 113, No. 6. pp. 1489-1491.
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