Common Postcardiothoracic Surgery Arrhythmias

Cardiac arrhythmias are common after cardiac surgery and have profound sequelae. Bradycardias are typically transient and have reversible causes; however, persistent atrioventricular block is an indicator for permanent pacemaker implantation after valvular surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve surgery is associated with even higher rates of permanent pacemaker implantation. Atrial fibrillation, the most common postoperative arrhythmia, is associated with ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and short-term mortality. Ventricular arrhythmias have extremely high in-hospital mortality, as well as long-term mortality for those who survive the initial event. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have been shown to reduce long-term mortality for these patients.
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Cardiac arrhythmias are common after cardiac surgery and have profound sequelae. Bradycardias are typically transient and have reversible causes; however, persistent atrioventricular block is an indicator for permanent pacemaker implantation after valvular surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve surgery is associated with even higher rates of permanent pacemaker implantation. Atrial fibrillation, the most common postoperative arrhythmia, is associated with ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and short-term mortality. Ventricular arrhythmias have extremely high in-hospital mortality, as well as lon...
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