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  • temmuz taner,
  • Arda Aybars Pala,
  • Sencer Çamcı,
  • tamer Turk,
  • Hasan ARI
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Arda Aybars Pala
Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital
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Sencer Çamcı
Bursa Postgraduate Hospital
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tamer Turk
Bursa Postgraduate Hospital
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Hasan ARI
Bursa Postgraduate Hospital
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Objective: Predicting postoperative atrial fibrillation (PoAF) in the preoperative period will provide a serious advantage in preventing the morbidity and mortality associated with this arrhythmia and in planning the treatment. In this study, we investigated the value of atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) in predicting the development of PoAF. Methods: A total of 93 patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operation were included in this prospective study. Patients’ demographic characteristics, laboratory parameters, echocardiographic data, and AEMD durations that could be measured by the co-use of electrocardiography and echocardiography were recorded. The patients at sinus rhythm during the postoperative period were identified as “Group 1”, and those who developed PoAF were identified as “Group 2”. Results: PoAF incidence was 26.88% (n=25). Left ventricle (LV) lateral AEMD, LV medial AEMD, right ventricle lateral AEMD, and left atrium (LA) lateral AEMD durations of Group 2 were significantly higher than Group 1 (p<0.001, p=0.004, p=0.004, p<0.001; respectively). In Univariate Logistic Regression Analysis, the age, hypertension, LA maximum volume, LA lateral AEMD and pulmonary artery pressure were significantly associated with PoAF development (p=0.01, p=0.004, p=0.004, p=0.001, p=0.01; respectively). However, only LA lateral AEMD was found as an independent predictive factor for the development of PoAF in the Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis (OR:1.03, 95% CI:1,001-1.06, p=0.04). AUC was 0.741 for LA lateral AEMD in ROC Curve Analysis (95% CI:0.633-0.849, p<0.001). Conclusions: The development of PoAF can be predicted by AEMD durations measured in the preoperative period in patients undergoing isolated CABG.
12 May 2021Submitted to Echocardiography
12 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
12 May 2021Assigned to Editor
18 May 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
18 Jul 20211st Revision Received
23 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
23 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Aug 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
01 Sep 20212nd Revision Received
02 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
02 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
04 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Oct 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Oct 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
Jan 2022Published in Echocardiography volume 39 issue 1 on pages 28-36. 10.1111/echo.15237