The largest-ever study of late atrioventricular conduction recovery after heart surgery suggests a simple presurgical ECG measure might predict whether a patient will recover conduction if a pacemaker is required.
Three propensity analyses among 14,294 cardiac surgery patients over 5 years. That’s what researchers drew from to assess the safety of including aortic replacement in multicomponent operations. Here’s a quick take on the findings.
An analysis of 190 cardiac surgery patients who had polysomnograms suggests that patients with sleep-disordered breathing and obesity merit special targeting to curb afib risk after heart surgery.
Cleveland Clinic researchers find catheter ablation improves outcomes and quality of life in atrial fibrillation patients when performed sooner and may replace medications as a first-line treatment.
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HIV patients who undergo cardiac surgery have no increased inpatient mortality risk, lower rates of stroke and similar rates of infection and complications as HIV-negative patients.