Incidence and Outcomes of Postop Arrhythmia After Upper GI S
A high rate of arrhythmic events in patients undergoing esophageal resection with a 17.1% incidence of postoperative AF after elective esophageal surgery was noted. Furthermore, new-onset postoperative AF was associated with severe postoperative complications and worse outcomes. Additional analysis is needed regarding whether cardiac monitoring for 72 hours and consultation with cardiologists after discharge for patients with postoperative AF and risk factors such as sepsis, infection, emergency surgery, extended surgery, and organ failure would improve clinical outcomes.