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Atrial Fibrillation After CABG Linked to Minimal Long-term Stroke Risk

from Cardiovascular Business

Patients who developed new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery showed a 33 percent reduced risk of thromboembolism long-term when compared to those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. These findings suggest the two types of atrial fibrillation aren't equivalent in their downstream risk and raise questions about whether patients in both groups should be prescribed oral anticoagulants at similar rates, wrote lead author Jawad H. Butt, MD, and colleagues. more

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