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Tackling AF in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Valvular Heart Disease

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Dr Anil Patwardhan, Mumbai    04 January 2018

  1. STS 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm (Class I, Level A) (Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103(1):329-41).
  2. STS 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant isolated AVR, isolated CABG and AVR plus CABG operations to restore sinus rhythm (Class I, Level B nonrandomized) (Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103(1):329-41).
  3. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement: All patients with symptomatic AF (all types) undergoing other cardiac surgery. Class I indication for mitral valve Sx, Class IIa for AVR/CABG.

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