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Table 3 Distributions of risk factors of postoperative atrial fibrillation in these patients

From: Risk factors of atrial fibrillation occurring after radical surgery of esophageal carcinoma

  Blood transfusion History of cardiac stents or angina pectoris Preoperative BNP ≥ 100 Male Over 70-year-old age Adhesion to pericardium Open surgery
Patients (n) 28 42 29 262 122 166 223
  1. Note: BNP Brain natriuretic peptide