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Table 1 Reasons for exclusion of eight studies

From: Posterior pericardiotomy to prevent new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials

Study Reasons for exclusion
Mulay [17] Not a randomized controlled trial
Goh [49] Not a randomized controlled trial
Sperling [50] Not a randomized controlled trial
Haddadzadeh [23] Use of off-pump technology
Gulmen [51] Outcome was not new onset of atrial fibrillation
Meza [52] Outcome was not new onset of atrial fibrillation
Cakalagaoglu [53] Outcome was not new onset of atrial fibrillation
Bakhshandeh [54] Outcome was not new onset of atrial fibrillation