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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Contribution of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Pericardial Fluid to Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
Principal Investigator:

Spencer J Melby

Location: St Louis, MO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $41,132
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most common complications following cardiac surgery. Veterans are not spared from this frequent complication: the incidence of new onset atrial arrhythmias requiring treatment ranges from 30% for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to 64% for patients undergoing a combined CABG and mitral valve replacement. There is also an increased incidence of postoperative stroke, increased length of intensive care unit and hospita...

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