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P187 Diabetes predisposes patients to atrial fibrillation after robotic-assisted video-thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy

S. Reynolds; J. Glover; M. Echavarria; E. Ng; F. Velez-Cubian; C. Moodie; J. Garrett; J. Fontaine; E. Toloza
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1University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

2Surgery, University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

3Thoracic Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center

4Surgery; Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, United States


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Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A85. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.090
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Introduction: Pre-existing diabetes has been described as a risk factor for the development of atrial fibrillation (AFib) following non-cardiac surgery. This study aimed to determine if diabetes and associated comorbidities increase the risk of AFib following robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy and improve risk stratification of diabetics.

Methods: Excluding patients with preoperative history of AFib, 353 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted video thoracoscopic (RAVTS) lobectomy by one surgeon from October 2010 to August 2016 were retrospectively analysed. Patients were studied with respect to the presence of diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, kidney failure, peripheral vascular disease, and other known associated comorbidities. Chi-Square (X2), Fisher's exact test, and Student's t-test were used to compare variables, with significance at p≤0.05.

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