Irregular Outcomes: Predictors of New Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery

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An observational analysis of patients presenting for noncardiac surgery with or at risk for atherosclerotic disease found a 2.5% incidence of new, clinically significant atrial fibrillation. The authors formulated a scoring system that identified age and type of surgery as potential risk factors for the development of new atrial fibrillation.1,2
OR indicates odds ratio.

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