Serum cholesterol levels and postoperative atrial fibrillation


Aydin M., Susam I., Kilicaslan B., Dereli M., Sacar M., Ozdogan O.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.9, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-9-69
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Post-operative atrial fibrillation is an important complication after coronary bypass surgery. As inflammation and oxidative stress were makedly encountered in the etiology, high cholesterol was also defined to provoke atrial fibrillation. In this present study, the relationship between postoperative atrial fibrillation and preoperative serum lipid levels were evaluated.