The Effect of Posterior Pericardiotomy on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Status: Completed
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Intervention Type: Procedure
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The purpose of this study is to determine if preforming a posterior left pericardiotomy prevents atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No

• all consecutive patients admitted to the department of cardiothoracic surgery of the NYPH-WCMC will be screened for enrollment.

United States
New York
Weil Cornell Medical College Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York
Time Frame
Start Date: September 20, 2017
Completion Date: August 24, 2021
Target number of participants: 420
Experimental: Received pericardiotomy
Patient will receive a posterior left pericardiotomy at the time of surgery
No Intervention: No Pericardiotomy
Patient will not receive posterior left pericardiotomy.
Leonard N Girardi, Lucas B Ohmes
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Collaborators: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

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