Post-operative AF prognostic for heart failure?

A study suggests development of AF post-surgery could be a marker for subclinical heart failure, cardiologists say

Adults diagnosed with AF following non-cardiac surgery have double the risk of subsequent heart failure hospitalisation than those without post-operative AF, a large cohort study shows.

And among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, incident post-operative AF was linked to a one-third greater likelihood of heart failure (HF) complications, according to US investigators.

The Cornell University-led team say their results suggest that the phenomenon — which is already tied