Determining the True Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Before and After Lung Resection
Lung resections for pulmonary malignancies offer the best chance of survival for patients,
but these procedures carry a significant burden of post-operative morbidity and mortality.
Patients are particularly at high risk for post-operative atrial fibrillation (a condition
involving irregular heart rhythm). Atrial fibrillation with symptoms can increase the risk
of stroke - a blockage in a major blood vessel in the brain, which can potentially result in
a disability or even death. The objective of this study is to establish the feasibility of
using ambulatory heart rate monitoring to determine the total incidence of atrial
fibrillation in the peri-operative period before and after anatomic lung resection for
malignancies. The study will also investigate the correlation between atrial fibrillation
and rates of stroke and other adverse events, as well as serve to identify the patients that
are at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
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