0
Articles |

Methodological Approach*: American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Lee A. Fleisher, MD; Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; Peter McKeown, MD, FCCP
Author and Funding Information

*From the Department of Anesthesia (Dr. Fleisher), University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Dr. Bass), Baltimore, MD; and Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Dr. McKeown), Asheville, NC.

Correspondence to: Lee A. Fleisher, MD, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail: Fleishel@uphs.upenn.edu



Chest. 2005;128(2_suppl):17S-23S. doi:10.1378/chest.128.2_suppl.17S
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Atrial fibrillation remains a common and challenging problem following cardiac surgery. The American College of Chest Physicians, through the Health and Science Policy Committee, established a panel to develop a set of clinical practice guidelines for the management or prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation or flutter in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. The panel based its guidelines on a systematic review of the literature that included a computerized search of PubMed and CENTRAL, the Cochrane Collaboration database, as well as a search of selected journals and references in key articles. Studies were eligible for review if they were controlled trials. Paired reviewers assessed the quality of each eligible study and extracted relevant data. The resulting data were assembled into evidence tables organized by key management questions. The panel derived recommendations that were based on this review of evidence and were formulated according to the ACCP protocol for grading evidence and strength of recommendations.


Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

CHEST Journal Articles
Introduction*: American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
Anticoagulation*: American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
PubMed Articles
Guidelines
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543