Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgical Interventions: A Case Series.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Atrial fibrillation, Coronary artery bypass graft, Dronedarone, Postoperative arrhythmia
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics
Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) is one of the most frequently encountered and studied arrhythmias in medicine. The presence of A-fib in the post-operative period of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is of particular concern for clinicians as this presents risks of post-operative stroke, hospital readmission, or anticoagulation dilemmas depending on the patient's comorbidities. In this case study, we present 5 patients who were treated with dronedarone prior to undergoing open heart procedures. We subsequently followed each patients clinical course paying close attention for any evidence of post-operative a-fib.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Patel JD, Alsamman M, Goel D, Gudduru S, Prashad R. Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgical Interventions: A Case Series. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2022;12(2):23-29. doi:10.55729/2000-9666.1030