• Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF

    One year ago - By Medscape

    Epicardial injections of the neurotoxin appeared safe and reduced early postoperative atrial fibrillation by 11% compared with saline injections.
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  • TNT-POAF: Botulinum toxin may reduce postoperative AF

    One year ago - By Healio

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Epicardial fat pad injections of botulinum toxin may be a safe way to reduce postoperative atrial fibrillation without increasing adverse events after cardiac surgery, according to the results of the TNT-POAF study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “Postoperative AF is the most common complication after cardiac surgery and is unfortunately one that is associated with postoperative morbidity, increased length of stay in the ICU in the hospital and short and long-term mortality,” Nathan H. Waldron, MD, MHSc, from Duke University
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