Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) is one of the most frequently encountered and studied arrhythmias in medicine. The presence of A-fib in the post-operative period of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is of particular concern for clinicians as this presents risks of post-operative stroke, hospital readmission, or anticoagulation dilemmas depending on the patient’s comorbidities. In this case study, we present 5 patients who were treated with dronedarone prior to undergoing open heart procedures. We subsequently followed each patients clinical course paying close attention for any evidence of post-operative a-fib.
Patel, Jay D.; Alsamman, Mrhaf; Goel, Dewansh; Gudduru, Sai; and Prashad, Rakesh
"Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis in patients undergoing open heart surgical interventions: A Case Series,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss2/6