Video-assisted thoracic surgery does not reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation after pulmonary lobectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracotomy

abstract

  • Regardless of surgical approach, atrial fibrillation after lobectomy occurred with equal frequency. This supports the theory that autonomic denervation and stress-mediated neurohumoral mechanisms are responsible for the pathogenesis of postoperative atrial fibrillation. Prophylaxis regimens against atrial fibrillation should be the same for either operative approach.

publication date

  • March 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2006.09.022

PubMed ID

  • 17320583

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 775

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 133

number

  • 3