Does Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Reduce the Prevalence ofAtrial Fibrillation?

Khosrow Hashemzadeh, Marjan Dehdilani & Mahnaz Dehdilani
Introduction: To examine whether or not off-pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Reduce) reduces the incidence of AF after cardiac surgery.; Methods: The study was carried out in 939 consecutive coronary artery disease patients with sinus rhythm from which 383 patients underwent off-pump CABG, and 556 patients were operated through on-pump CABG. All patients were monitored postoperatively during intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Then, the incidence and predictive risk factors of post operative AF (POAF) in...