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New-onset Atrial Fibrillation Post-surgery for Esophageal and Junctional Cancer: Incidence, Management, and Impact on Short- and Long-term Outcomes
The authors investigated the impact of new onset a-fib after esophagectomy in 437 pts. Risk factors included age, diabetes, induction therapy, and cardiac history. A-fib was associated with postoperative pneumonia, symptomatic pleural effusions, and an increase in C-reactive protein. It was not associated with anastomotic leak or mortality. 92% of affected pts were discharged in sinus rhythm. Long-term survival was not related to the development of a-fib.