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Cardiology Management

Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

2015 22 May

A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke during the first 12 months after surgery. The findings have been reported in the Journal of Urology. While previous studies have found that POAF occurs in around 3 to 12.3 percent of major non-cardiac surgeries,... Read more