Effects of Atrial Fibrillation on Intensive Care Unit Outcomes in Patients with Respiratory Failure

AYDOĞDU M., Hanazay C., Aldag Y., Baha A., Bilgin S., GÜRSEL G.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.8, no.2, pp.32-38, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: A negative impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on clinical outcomes has been well defined in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, some questions remain unanswered regarding the relationship between AF and ICU outcomes in patients with respiratory failure (RF). This study aims to determine the incidence of AF and its effects on ICU outcome among RF patients. In addition, the effects of bronchodilators on AF control, and cardiac medications on RF control, were also assessed.