Bedside tool for predicting the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: the POAF score.

Giovanni Mariscalco, Fausto Biancari, Marco Zanobini, Marzia Cottini, Gabriele Piffaretti, Matteo Saccocci, Maciej Banach, Cesare Beghi, Gianni D. Angelini

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. The present study aim was to derive an effective bedside tool to predict postoperative AF and its related complications. Data of 17 262 patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery were retrieved at 3 European university hospitals. A risk score for postoperative AF (POAF score) was derived and validated. In the overall series, 4561 patients (26.4%) developed postoperative AF. In the derivation cohort age, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emergency operation, preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump, left ventricular ejection fraction

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Heart Association
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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