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Post-operative atrial fibrillation: should we anticoagulate?

	author = {Pooja S. Jagadish and Irene Kirolos and Sarthak Khare and Aranyak Rawal and Victor Lin and Rami N. Khouzam},
	title = {Post-operative atrial fibrillation: should we anticoagulate?},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {17},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is estimated to be 12 million by the year 2030. A subset of those patients fall into the category of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and either develop POAF after cardiac procedures [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valvular procedures] or non-cardiac procedures. With the rise in surgical procedures, POAF represents a significant economic burden. POAF usually converts to sinus rhythm on its own, prompting questions about whether there is a need to treat it and if there is a need for anticoagulation. This review discusses risk factors, pathophysiology, complications of POAF, and mechanisms of risk stratifying patients to determine when to anticoagulate.},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {}