One in two patients develop AF after aortic valve replacement

Large study finds similar results for TAVI and surgical replacement
Reuters Health
ECG showing Atrial fibrillation

Half of inpatients who undergo aortic valve replacement develop new-onset atrial fibrillation, a US study suggests.

The incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation was 50.4% among transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) hospitalisations and 50.1% among surgical aortic valve replacements, University of Minnesota researchers reported.