Perioperative atrial fibrillation

Lone atrial fibrillation (AF) describes isolated episodes of AF, and when occurs in the perioperative period has previously presumed to be benign cardiac arrhythmias in response to physiologic stress.

However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association evaluating patients without pre-existing AF who were hospitalized for surgery in an observational retrospective cohort study: results of this large observational study established that perioperative AF associated with non-cardiac surgery is definitely a risk factor for ischemic stroke in the future.

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