Perioperative A-Fib Ups Long-Term Stroke Risk, Study

August 13, 2014 11:24 AM

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Perioperative A-Fib Ups Long-Term Stroke Risk, Study

Being hospitalized for surgery is enough to make the heart race. And new research suggests an abnormal heartbeat prior to surgery may raise the risk of stroke.

The recent study looked at the effects of atrial fibrillation (also known as an irregular heartbeat) on patients in the hospital for surgery.

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