Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations

John M. Stulak, Hartzell V Schaff

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Abstract

With improving surgical care yielding better outcomes, patients who have undergone a cardiac operation are surviving longer, and surgeons will inevitably face an increasing number of reoperative procedures whether it is for surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or other cardiac pathology. General approaches to reoperation and resternotomy are covered in other sections, but it is worth emphasizing that approximately 10% of all adult cardiac operations involve a redo sternotomy, which carries an 8% risk of significant hemorrhage (J Am Coll Surg 206: 993-9, 2008). Thus, it is important to weigh the potential risks and benefits of additional procedures, such as ablation of AF, in these patients who have higher than normal morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRedo Cardiac Surgery in Adults
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages109-119
Number of pages11
Volume9781461413264
ISBN (Print)9781461413264, 1461413257, 9781461413257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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Atrial Fibrillation
Sternotomy
Reoperation
Pathology
Hemorrhage
Morbidity
Mortality
Surgeons

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  • Medicine(all)

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Stulak, J. M., & Schaff, H. V. (2012). Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations. In Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults (Vol. 9781461413264, pp. 109-119). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1326-4_13

Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations. / Stulak, John M.; Schaff, Hartzell V.

Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults. Vol. 9781461413264 Springer New York, 2012. p. 109-119.

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Stulak, JM & Schaff, HV 2012, Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations. in Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults. vol. 9781461413264, Springer New York, pp. 109-119. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1326-4_13
Stulak JM, Schaff HV. Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations. In Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults. Vol. 9781461413264. Springer New York. 2012. p. 109-119 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1326-4_13
Stulak, John M. ; Schaff, Hartzell V. / Surgical management of atrial fibrillation in redo cardiac operations. Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults. Vol. 9781461413264 Springer New York, 2012. pp. 109-119
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