skip to main content
Language:
Search Limited to: Search Limited to: Resource type Show Results with: Show Results with: Index

Factors predisposing to supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after coronary artery bypass grafting

Dixon, F.Earl ; Genton, Edward ; Vacek, James L ; Moore, Charles B ; Landry, Janet

The American Journal of Cardiology, 1986, Vol.58(6), pp.476-478 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Full text available

View all versions
Citations Cited by
  • Title:
    Factors predisposing to supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Author: Dixon, F.Earl ; Genton, Edward ; Vacek, James L ; Moore, Charles B ; Landry, Janet
  • Description: Supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) is a common complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. Four hundred twenty-four cases of coronary artery bypass grafting were retrospectively reviewed and 64 patients (15%) were identified who had clinically significant SVT. Sixty randomly selected arrhythmia-free patients served as controls. The arrhythmia group differed from the control group in age (62 +/- 8 years vs 57 +/- 8 years p less than 0.0001), radiographic cardiomegaly (19 of 64 patients with arrhythmia vs 6 of 60 control subjects, p less than 0.01), and echocardiographic left atrial enlargement (16 of 38 vs 6 of 37 control subjects, p less than 0.025). No significant differences existed regarding sex of the patient, prior myocardial infarction, reduced ejection fraction, history of congestive heart failure, occurrence of perioperative myocardial infarction or pericarditis, or pump time. The relative risk of SVT developing in patients 60 years or older was 1.91; in patients 60 years or older with cardiomegaly, 2.39; in patients 60 years or older with left atrial enlargement, 3.29; and in patients 60 years or older with cardiomegaly and left atrial enlargement, 3.47. Thus, it may be possible to select patients at relatively higher risk of having SVT who could especially benefit from preventive measures.
  • Is Part Of: The American Journal of Cardiology, 1986, Vol.58(6), pp.476-478
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0002-9149 ; E-ISSN: 1879-1913 ; DOI: 10.1016/0002-9149(86)90018-4
  • Subjects: Medicine
  • Language: English

Searching Remote Databases, Please Wait