Post cardiac surgery AF – Cardiology MCQ – Answer
Peak incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is on:
Correct answer: 2. Day 2
Peak incidence of post cardiac surgery AF is on second post operative day .
European guidelines on the prevention of post operative AF after cardiac surgery give a class I recommendation with level of evidence A for perioperative administration of beta blockers .
It may be noted that AF is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery and it can increase morbidity and mortality. They may need prolonged ventilatory support and increase length of hospital stay. Risk of renal failure and stroke can be increased.
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